This ongoing community consultation exercise is feeding the research for our prospective site-specific production The Middleport Murders.

In May and June 2015 we ran a series of meetings at Middleport Pottery, where local people who worked in the potteries as far back as the 1950s came to talk to us about their memories of the industrial processes and the culture of the working pot bank.

Deborah also went out into the community to meet with individuals and groups that couldn’t get to us, and also interviewed canal workers, born on the boats in the 1930s.



This work continues, as the project develops and we still want to hear from anyone with long memories of the potteries prior to mass mechanisation.

Subject to funding being achieved for the site-specific production ofThe Middleport Murderswe will be looking for a Community Acting Company to participate in the performances.