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Report - J.H. Weatherby & Sons

Carl747

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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Well being near by doing another place me & DHL popped into this
seeing that a few other have.

It's in a bad state after being on fire walls falling down etc... still alot of pottey in place tho and was bit shocked by it's size doesn't look as bif as it is from the outside

History
The J.H. Weatherby & Sons(Ltd), a family-run company was founded in Tunstall in 1891 and moved to Hanley the following year. Named 'Falcon Pottery', it was the base for their manufacturing and trading of earthenware, and was one of a number of similar potteries in Stoke on-Trent.1906 saw the addition of a circular bottle kiln, typical of the time but becoming rather rare now.

In 1934 it launched Woodpecker Ware tableware, which is highly sought after today, as it its Harvest Time tableware. After World War II the pottery introduced many new lines in giftware and fancies which are now collectable.
These include figures and statuettes, toyware, animal models such as Zookies, dwarfs, Toby jugs and offbeat series such as Gonks and Dalek patterns.

Unfortunately the high costs of producing pottery in England compared to mass production elsewhere in the world forced the company into receivership
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