Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Burleigh, Middleport Pottery, Prince Charles

Welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and the other great tea related blogs I am joining today, some of whom are listed below.

Today Prince Charles will be in Stoke-on-Trent for the first phase of the regeneration of Middleport Pottery, the only remaining Victorian working pottery in England. Hours before the pottery was to close forever, the Prince's Regeneration Trust stepped in to save the business and indeed the history of pottery in England. Middleport Pottery is home to Burleigh, which is still all hand made in England. Among the famous patterns they make is Calico


My personal favorite...well, maybe co favorite with one of the longest produced patterns in English history Asiatic Pheasants that has been being made by someone in England since 1750.


Here are 2 other patterns currently being made by Burleigh at the Middleport Pottery...Rosie's Hens and Victorian Chintz.



Burleigh is a name derived from the original pottery founders Burgess & Leigh who founded the pottery in 1888. The building is being repaired and the working pottery will be open as a museum and tour to watch the process of china being made.




To read more about Burleigh, the process and what they sell, click on this link:

Burleigh Middleport Pottery

For more info on the Prince's Regeneration Trust and their plans for Middleport Pottery, click on this link:

Prince's Regeneration Trust

I am so happy that Prince Charles is spearheading this project. Prince Charles has been in the forefront of preserving many of England's historic treasures.

Enjoy your Tuesday visiting with these great tea related blogs:

Kathy~  http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
 
Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Wanda Lee~  http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
 
Pam~  http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
 
Wanda Lee~  http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ 
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
Trisha~  http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/ 
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~  http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ 
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday

3 comments:

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Ruth,
I loved your post with all the information about Middleport Pottery, its rescue process led by Prince Charles and all the photos you include.
Thanks for your visit to my blog!
I've got a recent post( two weeks ago) about Asiatic Pheasants patterns made in Portugal.
And I'm your newest follower.
Hugs

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

how interesting - that is what I love about blogging, I learn so many fun things I would have never know before.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, thank goodness he did this! What a tragedy that would have been had the pottery shut down.

I happened on your blog and love all things British, particularly china and the British people themselves.

Loved reading this!

XO,

Sheila

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