Saturday 23rd September 2017. An opportunity to visit this little known part of England which despite its industrial background holds many attractive treasures.
One of these is a ‘treasure’ in a number of senses i.e. the Staffordshire Hoard. The Staffordshire Hoard which can be seen in the Stoke Museum and Gallery is part of the largest collection of Anglo Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found and presents a startling insight into the world of 7c. life and death particularly in the field of martial conflict.
In addition we shall visit the Gladstone Pottery Museum a part of which contains a number of the surprisingly architecturally striking bottle kilns used until the 1960’s to produce all manner of ceramic ware from the finest china to thick pudding basins and ash trays – a fascinating story in itself involving saggars and no doubt ‘saggar makers bottom knockers’. (sorry, you have to be over 35 to understand that one, but don’t worry all will be explained on the day
Do come along to find out more about this intriguing industry. The cost will be £25 to cover the entry fees, cost of guides, coffee and lunch. The town is within easy reach of the Junction 15 on M6.
More information from Frank Galbraith, Programme Secretary Tel: 01433 631367 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org