Although the first week end of June will be the time for the main Diamond Jubilee celebrations, February 6th is the actual date of Her Majesty’s accession in 1952. We have been working hard to have some special pieces ready, we had already sold our first handpainted plate sample to a regular customer who is involved in various civic celebrations, fortunately we have painted a few more which we have now fired!
We are planning to have a display in our shop of some of our Commemorative Jubilee pottery which we will hope to change as and when new pieces appear! Our current problem is that somehow we have managed to only put one of the 2 relevant dates on the first trial batch of little tankards. At least this is a fault we can easily put right, just need to stay awake while putting the transfer onto the tankard; unlike the plate we painted for the Queen and Prince Philip’s Silver Wedding in 1972 when we managed to write PRICNCE (sic) instead of prince and did not notice it until it was fired and ready to go on display!
STOP PRESS correctly dated tankards with the right dates just starting to come through the system.