Pottery is on display

NMAM 26-7-12 TW 1 Council leader George Wharmby opening Victorian pottery exhibition
NMAM 26-7-12 TW 1 Council leader George Wharmby opening Victorian pottery exhibition
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A council chief was on hand to formerly open a new exhibition of Victorian pottery for a bygone era.

The chairman of Derbyshire County Council, Cllr George Wharmby, was on hand to open the display of Goss and crested china at Matlock Bath Aquarium and Exhibition centre, in North Parade.

The exhibition consists of around 1,500 pieces of Victorian pottery, showing town crests various sites from around the area such as Bakewell and Eyam crosses, Matlock War Memorial, Buxton St Anne’s Well and Chesterfield‘s crooked spire.

The collection belongs to Brian Wood, of Matlock – a former council worker, who has amassed a huge quantity of the pottery over the last 30 years.

In Victorian times, visitors to the Peaks would have bought the items as souvenirs from their travels.

Further information on the exhibition, including prices, is available by contacting Matlock Bath Aquarium on 01629 583 624.