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John Forrester Hughes, Cobridge
John Hughes was a partner in earthenware manufacturing at Waterloo Road Works and Bleak Hill Pottery in Burslem/Cobridge. He appears to have opened a brickworks at Bleak Hill during the 1840s and is listed as a brick manufacturer in the 1851 census. In 1861 he was employing 17 men 6 women and 4 boys. The business seems to have passed to John's son Elijah around 1870.