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The Brick Cleaning Really Works

Here are the first results of cleaning the bottle ovens of 136 years of grime. Thomas Forester would probably want them firing again but that is not possible. However, they can certainly be viewed in all their glory in the near future. The skills of the people who...

They Say the Phoenix Never Dies and Here is the Proof

                                                           This lovely 3 metre table has been made out of floor joists from Phoenix Works. The ultimate recycling of 136 year old...

Scaffold now in Place Round the Bottle Ovens

                The scaffold is now in place around the two bottle ovens and walls so now the brick cleaners can get to work. I am told it will take a total of three weeks to shift the grime of 136 years. Bang and the dirt is gone...

The New Gates Have Finally Arrived

Here you can see the new gates in action. Well almost ! Once the electrics are programmed the gates will operate remotely without the need for two guys to push them open. [video width="854" height="480"...

Portmeirion Buys UK Based Scented Candle Manufacturer

A little late with the news but better late than never. It was announced in May that Portmeirion bought the UK candle company Lighthouse Holdings which owns the Wax Lyrical brand of candles. Wax Lyrical is both a wholesale and retailer, selling scented candles and...