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Welcome to Middleport, a community in Stoke-on-Trent.


Welcome to Middleport. Middleport is a distinctive North Staffordshire community alongside the Trent & Mersey canal. The Middleport area includes neighbouring Dalehall & Longport/Westport, and forms the western half of the market town of Burslem, in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, England. (See a high-level panoramic photo, 180kb).

Our high-density community has within a mere ¾-mile radius (ie: walking distance) the following features:- the Burslem School of Art & Burslem library; the huge £50m Festival Park leisure/business redevelopment; a new canal-side cycle-path, a national SUSTRANS route & three cycling shops; the attractive Westport Lakes water-park; the large Friday market at Burslem; the famous pottery-workshops & visitor-centres of great names such as Royal Stafford, Royal Doulton, Price & Kensington, and Burgess & Leigh; Stoke-on-Trent Gym Centre; and the Port Vale football stadium. Middleport also has a Working Men's Club, a CAMRA-recommended pub, a rail station, a new primary school, a canal narrowboat boatyard, allotments, a bowling green, and some of the best rod-fishing in the Midlands. The adjacent A500 also offers access to the nearby M6 motorway. (See what's within six miles).

Population: At the 1991 census count, the population of Burslem was 21,400 (2001 Census population figures will be released in October 2002). A study by consultants Atkins showed that the Burslem population is steady. The city has the youngest age profile of any British city, and Stoke's population is expected to hit 253,500 by 2006 (although this will still be some 10,000 lower than in 1971) in line with the trend of 1.6 percent growth in the West Midlands since 1981. Census figures show that 3.12 percent of Stoke's population is from ethnic minority communities, and in neighbouring Newcastle-under-Lyme the figure is 1.1 percent.

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