Coalport is a village in Shropshire, England. It is located on the River Severn in the Ironbridge Gorge, a mile downstream of Ironbridge. It lies predominantly on the north bank of the river; on the other side is Jackfield. The Coalport porcelain manufactory (or Coalport China), the first porcelain factory in the Ironbridge Gorge, England, was founded by the practical and enterprising John Rose in 1795.
There is a lovely china museum here, one of several museums in this former industrial Ironbridge Gorge.
26 thoughts on “Almost A Black and White Sunday”
I like the processing – desaturating can often be very effective. 🙂
Such a horrible name, Jude, but I would love to visit the china factory. It’s another of those ugly beauties Sue will love. Happy Sunday to you all! Big dark clouds looming here but I think we’ll still head for the salt marshes. 🙂 🙂
I’ll have to post another one with the bottle kiln. It is an interesting place and a lovely walk from the iron bridge – you’d like it 😀 Watching the Davis Cup at the moment but may pop out for a short walk on Godrevy. I have read they do good hot chocolate in the café there 😀
Caramba! Forgot about the Davis Cup! 😦
We lost 😦
but some good matches and the newcomer Cameron Norrie was excellent. Inglot didn’t play well in the doubles which they lost.
Was busy doing a turkey stew in my slow cooker but I would have pestered Marie over the road if I’d known xx
Save some for me!
Oops! Just mopped the last bit up with some bread. Sorry xx
Shucks. Now I shall have to go and find something for dinner…
Found you some nice decrepit warehouses with chimneys and storks today 🙂 🙂
Oooh, did you take me some pictures, Jo??
Of course 🙂 🙂
And another blast from my past, Jude. Many moons ago I ran an archaeology project (job creation scheme) in the room behind the lower window. We were sorting all the waste shards that had been excavated just beyond the bottle kiln – mostly blue and white chinoiserie and drawing the different patterns. It was a blooming cold place to work too, and a very daft project.
Apart from the cold it is a pretty spot to work in!
I forgot to say, you captured the atmosphere so well. And yes a very pretty spot.
Nice retro feel,Jude. Could have been taken in the 1900s.
Best wishes, Pete. x
ooh how strange I’ve shared an Ironbridge Gorge building today too! We never got to Coalport last summer, but hope to this year.
Ah, been there, years ago….
One of the cradles of the industrial revolution?
It must have been a very different looking and sounding place back in the day.
Coalport – not the most imaginative name, but probably descriptive of the activity at the time. Nice processing. I think a duotone processing with sepia and black would be interesting for this photo.
Nice composition. Tish did a post about Ironbridge recently, interesting area.
Yes, there is lots to see around the Severn Gorge. Some excellent museums and the pretty town itself.
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