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Anyone from Stoke and the Potteries area will tell you of the local delicacy – the Oatcake.

Thus, it was a natural choice to build ironworks here – iron making uses huge amounts of coal.

The first ironworks opened at Apedale in 1784, and the site expanded to use six blast furnaces, three 65’ high, the others 55’.

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