Wedgwood Museum

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Some family connection Nov 11, 2010
Wedgwood is one of the great names of British pottery. The opening of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons at Burslem in 1759 was one of the factors to that whole area of Staffordshire becoming known as 'The Potteries.'

After 250 years of largely successful and sometimes outstanding production, the firm went into administration in 2009. Its assets were bought by KPS Capital Partners and it continues to trade (http://www.wedgwood.com/GB/Home)

The museum dates from 1906, although the first Josiah expressed the wish that he had saved one from every pattern to form a collection. Major works in the 1990s and this century led to the opening of a new building in 2008 (and I must say I'm dying to see it.)

My mother's siter-in-law worked for Wedgwoods for years and she and my uncle gave my parents a Wedgwood bust as a wedding present.
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joehobo says:
It's nice to remember our connections.
Posted on: Nov 11, 2010
Andy99 says:
My grandmother collected quite a bit of Wedgewood Jasperware. She had pieces in light blue as well as the older dark blue.
Posted on: Nov 11, 2010
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