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Stoke-on-Trent Minton tiles found under Jersey City Hall floor vinyl
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Stoke-on-Trent Minton tiles found under Jersey City Hall floor vinyl

The uncovering of "stunning" floor tiles from Stoke-on-Trent at a New Jersey City Hall has prompted great surprise on social media.

The Minton tiles, dating back about 100 years, had been hidden under vinyl at the US city hall since the 1960s.

City mayor Steven Fulop said a team working to renovate the city hall had expected to find "garbage" under the flooring.

He said the city now hoped to restore them properly.

"We expected to find nothing underneath. We know the building was built in the 19th Century around 1850, perhaps a little bit later," Mr Fulop told BBC Radio Stoke.

"We couldn't have been happier to find them, we know those tiles have big roots in the UK."

He said there was a project in the 1960s to modernise the building and it led to the covering up of historical features like the flooring and light fittings. ... ered-during-construction/

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