Why first porcelain factory site is to be marked with blue plaque this weekend - The Worcester Observer
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16th Aug, 2022

Why first porcelain factory site is to be marked with blue plaque this weekend

Rob George 8th Jul, 2022

A BLUE plaque to recognise and mark the location of the Warmstry House factory will be revealed this weekend to the delight of Museum of Royal Worcester and Worcester Civic Society chiefs.

This was the first site of porcelain production in Worcester, founded in 1751, by Dr Wall and partners and the unveiling will take place at 11am this Saturday (July 9), by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert and museum trustee John Sandon with museum patron, Henry Sandon MBE.

The Blue Plaque will be located on the riverside by Copenhagen Street car park and Heart of Worcestershire College.

Colin Millett, local historian, author and Friend of the Museum said: “As a keen supporter of the Museum of Royal Worcester, I have been thrilled to work closely with Phil Douce, Chairman of the Worcester Civic Society to bring this project to fruition.

“I am delighted that both Henry and John Sandon who have each contributed so much to the understanding and appreciation of Worcester Porcelain will be joining us to celebrate, alongside 50 guests including former Royal Worcester workers and Museum Friends.’

Sophie Heath, museum director said: “It will be a very special day to see this incredibly important site in the city’s porcelain heritage recognised and marked for residents and visitors.

“We thank the Friends of the Museum of Royal Worcester and Worcester Civic Society for their support and efforts which have made the idea a reality.’

Guests attending the unveiling are invited back to the museum afterwards for tea and coffee, served on Royal Worcester china.

The museum cares for and connects people with the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, and the unique factory and design archive, in the place where it was made. They seek to inspire, surprise and delight people across the world with

Worcester’s porcelain heritage, celebrating 250 years of colourful stories, local talent, design and innovation.

Visit www.museumofroyalworcester.org/whats-on for more.

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