Our North Midlands office has been hard at work excavating some interesting sites. The Vulacan works site is one of those. The site is a former pottery kiln site.
The kilns were owned and operated by Swinnertons Vulcan, Fairfields and Britannia.
In total eight kilns were uncovered. Six were bottle kilns and two were muffle kilns.
The level of preservation across the site was high with all kilns showing at least their foundations. The finds included wasters
The kiln uncovered in trench 8 was the best preserved of the kilns and had its floor still intact.