Stoke-on-Trent is sometimes known to be the home of the pottery industry in the United Kingdom and is commonly known as The Potteries. The Armitage Shanks company has its headquarters here. The company makes porcelain products, especially toilets.
The city is unusual as it is made-up of 6 towns - Longton, Fenton, Stoke, Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall.
Stoke on Trent is known for the Supermarine Spitfire, pottery, oatcakes, the spark plug, Sir Stanley Mathews, Robbie Williams, Slash, Arnold Bennett, Captain Smith and Stoke City F.C. (the second oldest professional football club founded in 1863).