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    Default Tg green pottery (Cornishware) Swadlincote June 2017


    Visited with @GK_WAX another early morning start to the first location that we wanted to do but didn't turn out as planned. Due to security and a rather large German Shepard dog chasing us back over the fence. A close call but we will leave that place for another time. The back to the car and of to TG green pottery.quite a large site in a bit of a mess but still some nice features. There was also a couple of barn owls but didn't manage to get a photo of them so here's a few photos I got and a bit of history..


    A proud history

    T.G. Green was founded by Thomas Goodwin Green back in 1864. Rumour has it that he bought up an existing pottery factory while he was on his honeymoon with his new wife, Mary Tenniel, the sister of Punch and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrator Sir John Tenniel.

    One of the companies most popular lines has always been Cornishware which was first produced in 1924. It was created using a nifty lathe-turning technique that scraped blue slip away from its beautiful ceramics to reveal white bands of clay beneath. Those stripes reminded an employee of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall, which is how Cornishware got its name.

    Iconic design

























































    ㄥ丹∨工れ◯

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    You won't find it at all surprising that I liked that Lavino, I have a few pieces of early Cornishware, I did have a full coffee set, stored in the loft, dropped it, cought hell from the boss
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    Excellent photos Lavino :)

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    Good one here, been on my list for a long time with a few failed attempts! It's been known to have varying security from 'none' to 'thug'...
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    That's amazing. Cheers for that

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    Nice report Lavino, still looks nice and fairly untouched compared to some of the others

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    the bloke who owns the 'end of the line scrapyard' at the rear of TG Greens owns the old pottery, he bought it a few years back, he's not pleasant if you meet him !

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    Yes I've heard tales of the owner being around the site. But he wasn't there the day we went.
    ㄥ丹∨工れ◯

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    Nice set of photos
    Yes i have read about the landowner a few times over the years
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