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Bennett’s Magill Potteries

Charles William Bennett and his son, William Charles, worked at Trewenack's pottery works in Kensington Gardens until 1887 when they established their own pottery in Briant Road, Magill. The soil in the area was rich with terracotta clay ideal for pottery. Charles' younger sons, Arthur Thomas and Frederick Reginald (known as Reginald), also joined the family business and the firm was re-named Charles Bennett and Sons. Reginald was killed in action in France in August 1916. When Charles retired he left the business to his two remaining sons, and subsequently William bought his brother out of the firm, re-naming it William C Bennett. The company became Bennett's Magill Pottery in 1954. It is now run by John Bennett, the fourth generation of Bennetts to be custodian of the pottery. Bennett's Magill pottery produce many products including garden pots, terracotta tiles, garden edging and stoneware jars, as well as supplying terracotta and stoneware clay to individuals and industrial clients.

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