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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
  • 1978 Renamed Grindley of Stoke (Ceramics) Ltd.
  • 1980 Acquired Ceramix Group[1].
  • 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. The Times, 30 January 1980
  2. The Times, 9 February 1982