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W. H. Grindley and Co

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of Woodland Pottery, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Telephone: Hanley 7177-8. Cables: "Grindley, Tunstall"

1880 Pottery company founded by William Harry Grindley at the Newfield Pottery, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Earthenware and Ironstone China - particularly for the Canadian, United States, South American and Australian markets.

1891 The company moved to the Woodfield Pottery, Woodland Street, Tunstall.

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of High-class White Granite, Semi-Porcelain, and Vitrified Hotel Ware, white and decorated. (Stand No. F.10).[1]

1960 The business was purchased by Alfred Clough Ltd.

1978 Renamed Grindley of Stoke (Ceramics) Ltd.

1980 Acquired Ceramix Group[2].

1982 Newman Industries merged its ceramics associates with Weymek to form Federated Potteries Co Ltd; Newman's retained about 19% of the new company[3].

1988 The business was re-purchased by W. H. Grindley.

1991 The company went into receivership and were then taken over by Woodlands Pottery.

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Sources of Information

  1. * 1929 British Industries Fair Page 72
  2. The Times, 30 January 1980
  3. The Times, 9 February 1982
  • [1] The Potteries