He is right about it being a 'Lost City'. It was once a thriving city with a steelworks, coal mines,
Michelin had a factory there, Wedgwood's, Minton, Doulton and Twyfords were all thriving
pottery factories. All sadly closed as we buy cheaper abroad and put our own people out of work.
The once proud, tough and very friendly people are depressed, obese and many are living on benefits on the poverty line.
I was born in Stoke-on-Trent and spent the first 29 years of my life there, I still visit family
but no way would I go back and live there.
The whole place is just Depressed physically and mentally, they have had a very very rough
deal there. Helmand it is not.