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16 May 2018VISIT TO MIDDLEPORT POTTERY AND THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

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VISIT TO MIDDLEPORT POTTERY AND THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM
Wednesday 16 May 2018

Middleport Pottery is situated in the heart of Burslem, the mother town of the Potteries, and was revitalised in 2011 by the Prince's Regeneration Trust. Charlotte Rhead, a well known ceramics designer, worked at this pottery (then known as Burgess and Leigh)in the 1920s and there are excellent examples of her work amongst the many displays in the Visitor Centre.  The factory still operates producing the world famous Burleigh pottery and recently it has been the venue for the Great Pottery Throwdown.

The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffs, is on a 150 acre site and was opened in May 2001. It honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice and fosters pride in our country. It is spiritually uplifting and is emerging as a world renowned centre for remembrance. We will take a ride on a Land Train with a commentary which will introduce us to some of the memorials and relate many of the stories.

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