'Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious', 1944. Creator: Unknown
'Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious', 1944. 'Wedgwood Commemorations mug - Etruria 1730: Barlaston 1940; Edward VIII Coronation mug dated 1937'. The Etruria Works ceramics factory at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was opened by Josiah Wedgwood in 1769. Production was moved to a modern purpose-built factory in a rural setting at nearby Barlaston, built between 1938 and 1940. King Edward VIII ruled from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December of the same year. His coronation had been due to take place at Westminster Abbey on 12 May 1937. When he abdicated, preparations had already begun and souvenirs were on sale. From "English Pottery and China', by Cecilia Sempill. [Collins, London, 1944]
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Cricket - WG Grace Gates - Lord's
The commemorative WG Grace gates at Lord's cricket ground are removed by a crane in order to transport them to a new site 12 feet away. They are being moved to give extra room for the new development work being carried out at the ground.
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Wellington Triumphal Arch, top of Park Street, Bristol, 1816 (watercolour on paper)
2832012 Wellington Triumphal Arch, top of Park Street, Bristol, 1816 (watercolour on paper) by English School, (19th century); Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: HURRIL
A colour drawing on paper, showing the Wellington Triumphal Arch, built at the top of Park Street to mark Wellington's visit to Bristol. The battle honours on the side shown are Vimiera and Talavera, and the panel at the top - a 'transparency' which was illuminated at night - probably depicts the Battle of Waterloo. 27/7/1816); Bequest of William Jerdone Braikenridge, 1908; English, out of copyright.
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