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30th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR CERAMICS GROUP

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Anniversary cake kindly brought
by Miss Trudy Wood

This was a very special meeting for  members of Haywards Heath Ceramics Group as they celebrated the formation of the group thirty years ago. The Chairman, Mrs Carol Clement, welcomed all members and guests. She then invited two of the original Committee members, Mrs Jean Morris and Mrs Stella Gibson, to cut the birthday cake.

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Mrs Jean Morris (left) and Mrs Stella Gibson (right) cutting the cake

Some of our Committee Members and guests

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(L-R) Mrs Carol Clement, Mrs Sheila Gaskell     and Mrs Caroline Young with the cake

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(L-R) Mrs Carol Clement, Dr Geoffrey Godden and Miss Trudy Wood

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Mrs Gillian Lobb who made the tapestry of our logo that we display at our meetings

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Our Tea & Coffee Team members
(L-R) Mrs Josie Cheney, Mrs June Lewendon and Mrs Phyl Abrahams

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Mrs Gillian Lobb, Mrs June Carver, Mrs Jean Morris, Mrs Stella Gibson

 

Mrs Anne Haworth, lecturer at the V&A and the British Museum,
then gave a very interesting and informative talk entitled
“Shells and Shamrocks, Belleek Porcelain from Co. Fermanagh”.

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Mrs Anne Howarth

The Belleek Porcelain Company was formed after the Irish potato famine and was a life-saver for the area in Northern Ireland, providing very much needed work. Formed by a group of philanthropists on an estate where the essential kaolin and feldspar were found,  it is still today producing the incredibly intricate and beautifully glazed porcelain for which it has become world famous .

Our members brought some beautiful pieces from their collections.
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If you are interested in some books on the subjects, please look up for Dr Geoffrey Godden and Marion Langham titles.