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Stratton & Wedgwood - A Short History

The collaboration of Laughton & Sons (the owners of Stratton accessories) & Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd was one that worked so well for commemorative collectibles made especially to mark royal celebrations & also when producing good quality vanities. The company was founded on 1st May by Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730—3 January 1795). He was the grandfather of Charles Darwin. Josiah Wedgwood was a potter who was credited with the vision to see the need for industrialisation of the pottery industry. Born in Burslem in an area known as ‘The Potteries’ for obvious reasons in Staffordshire. Even as a young boy of nine he was considered a skilled potter. He survived a serious attack of smallpox which considerably weakened...

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