A to Z Anthology
As the Society no longer produces newsletters, we will post occasional items of interest here.
Topics will be chosen at random.
Your contributions are welcome.
S is for Shell(e)y
You will have to take our word that this is a genuine Maling plate - which someone has lovingly covered in shells. No, we don't get it either.
It appeared in a recent (2012) edition of the BBC's "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" - a show in which antiques experts buy and sell to raise money for charity.
Having been shown the plate, and knowing he was in the North East, James Braxton had a moment of inspiration, saying: "so Maling was on the River Tyne, was it?".
Looks like we have a little more work to do in spreading the word to make Maling as famous as other potteries - e.g. Shelley. (Excuse the gag. We're serious about what we say, but we don't feel we have to be pompous. The A to Z is where we step out of the schoolroom and into the playground.)
If you want a formal A to Z, see newsletter 40.
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