On to "The Potteries"

Trip Start Jun 17, 2013
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Trip End Jun 29, 2013


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Friday, June 21, 2013

We then drove to Wedgwood to the home of the famous Wedgwood pottery. The whole area is called "the potteries" because there are man potteries there besides Wedgwood. I went there because the Darwin and Wedgwood families were friends and interrelated for generations. Charles Darwin was not the only Darwin to marry a Wedgwood cousin. The pottery had a very nice museum, but it is not doing very much production. Most is now done overseas, just as in america.

Of special note was the "Darwin Water Lily" pattern made for Erasmus Darwin and produced between 1810 - 1820. Charles would have grown up knowing he had a famous grandfather!
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terry b on

very interesting! i had no idea

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