Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tuesday 16th February 2010

After going to Broadgreen Hospital today I wandered around Liverpool.  The minton tiled floor in St George's Hall is 'revealed' at the moment.  In 1883 it was covered with a wooden dance floor to preserve the tiles and it is only revealed about once every ten years. 

The 30,000 tiles were laid in 1852 at a cost of £2,000.  It is 140 feet long and 70 feet wide.  Minton tiles from the Mointon Hollins factory in Stoke-on-Trent can be found worldwide and appear around fireplaces in the White House.

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