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A - Z of Stoke-On Trent Potters - an interesting resource of the Staffordshire Pottery Industry.  It contains a pretty good A - Z list of the pottery companies as well as lots of other information.
Barley Hall York - we went for a visit to this wonderful old hall in York centre and there was a lovely display of fashion through the ages.  This is where I got the information from for the Language of Fans.  Barley (and indeed York) is well worth the visit and I highly recommend it!
Women in the Potteries: The Bone China Flower Makers by Vivien Young - a great resource covering the history of the women who worked in the Staffordshire Potteries.