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Come and enjoy a Georgian Christmas at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery between 11.00am and 4.00pm on Saturday 8 December.
Discover the customs and traditions celebrated by the Georgians at Christmas before the advent of the Victorian Christmas tree, crackers and cards.
You will meet two costumed characters preparing for the Festive party by creating decorations from greenery and paper to adorn the house. They will also be making gingerbread, decorating the Christmas Cake and making kissing boughs. Throughout the day they will introduce visitors to a traditional Georgian Christmas and tell them how our ancestors made merry during the festive season.
You are welcome to come and have a cup of tea at the Brown Betty Teapot exhibition between 12noon and 2.00pm on Thursday, 30th August at Cherished Chimneys, 34 Station Street, Longport, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4NA
The exhibition introduces visitors to Brown Betty Teapots which “have the perfect pour”.
They will learn about the factories where Brown Betty Teapots were made and enjoy drinking a cup of loose leaf tea like Grandma used to make.
On Saturday, 25 August the Gladstone Pottery Museum is running the Little Longton Bottle Oven Bus Tour.
The tour through the town on a 1978 PMT double-decker bus is part of the museum’s Festival of Bottle Ovens.
Passengers on the bus will be taken to see most of the remaining bottle ovens in Longton and other historic buildings in the town.
Tours start at the Gladstone Pottery Museum and passengers can join the bus at 10.30am, 12noon, 2.00pm and 3.30pm. The tours are free although there will be a conductor on board who will act as your tour guide and introduce you to Longton’s heritage.
The Wolverhampton Express and Star reports that a two-seat turret aircraft the Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be the star of the show in its hangar at the RAF Cosford Museum. But ahead of the Open Cockpit event at the museum on September 15 and 16, the plane has been on a journey of its own.Arriving on a low loader from London in November 2016, it was stripped down before being transported to its original birthplace of the Midlands…