In 2014, many of you know I made contact with the head of the Prince’s Restoration Trust, which was refurbishing and reopening the famous Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent, England. They even generously presented us with 2 pitchers and bowls made at the newly reopened facility, hoping we would use them to entertain visitors with chicken wings and beer. I had to persuade them that the new tea set they wanted to send would not prove as popular as it would in their area.
I have faithfully continues to follow the web site in England and enjoy reading all about the fabulous activities they offer. They also have great video of the whole restoration process and the history of the pottery making industry in their area. Recently a former student of mine from
Middleport Elementary School, Stephanie Cuzzacrea and her husband Steve Bradshaw, made a visit to England, where Steve once lived and where his mother still resides. They sent me this lovely book, which was delivered to my home the same day that I received a special post card from the marketing manager at Middleport Pottery. It really is a small world after all. I will be sharing more about our Middleport with their Middleport in the near future.
If you would like to learn more about Middleport Pottery, check out www.middleportpottery.co.uk.
Also check out some of the old dishes great granny or someone left behind. You just might have a treasure from the original Middleport Pottery brought over by an early ancestor.