Visit Josiah Wedgwood Factory at Barlaston Stoke on Trent
NEW PHOTO from Lorna Bryce. This photo replaces the poor quality newspaper cutting.
BACK ROW: Neil Iliffe, dk,Terry Colgate, Bill Pechey and John Lomas. 4thROW: dk girl, dk, David Janetta, David Wardell, Paul Orton (with glasses), dk. 3rd ROW: Wallis Bryce, Barbara Coates, dk, Anne Gregory, Lorna Bryce, Stephen Ford, dk girl,Phillip Benham, Oscar Jenkins, dk girl. 2nd ROW: Michael? Carter, Colin Archer, Wendy Newcombe , Ann Taylor, Jean Naylor, dk girl. FRONT ROW: Mr Plampin, Kevin Palmer, Janet Williamson, Suzanne Eyre, Miss Sandra Hallam, Jennifer Hudson, Madeline Eyre, Gillian Gilbert and Mr Askew.
Originally sent in by John Lomas -as a cutting from The Long Eaton Advertiser dated Friday 29 July 1966. Pupils Visit Factory. (Barlaston Stoke on Trent factory of Josiah Wedgwood). Possibly a Scientific Society trip?
This caption from Jean Naylor: 'It was a great outing. In the morning we went to an iron foundry at Rotherham / Sheffield, very smokey, noisy and exciting (reminded me of little goblins working away in Wagner's Ring Cycle).
Later in the day, I remember watching a woman hand painting designs on a Wedgwood plate, asking us what we'd done in the morning. For some reason, she felt we preferred the foundry to her place! Odd what we remember, n'est-ce pas?