History | FENTON TOWN HALL
The History Behind Fenton Town Hall
In 2017 we will be celebrating 250 years since my ancestor William Baker married Sarah Bagnall in 1767 and settled in Fenton. The family pottery business he established steadily grew and by the mid nineteenth century was exporting around the world, especially to America and Australia. The business was taken over by James Kent Ltd in the 1930’s who still occupy the old Baker works, with three of the original bottle kilns surviving as a distinctive feature of the Fenton skyline. Putting the Town Hall back into use at the heart of the community, providing local jobs and bringing people to Fenton from all over the city is an important first step to revitalising the town centre. My career in architecture and design, a strong belief in the power of urban regeneration to transform communities and in the people of Stoke-on-Trent all make me very excited and proud to be part of this amazing project.
Justin Meath Baker