Granny was chief parlourmaid to the gentry in Bath. She saved all broken crockery. When she married she found a large jar in the attic of the Seven Stars pub in Timsbury nr. Bath where her husband was landlord, and stuck all the pieces on it . It fascinates children and adults alike as there is so much to see and a great deal of history of the period and earlier can be gleaned from the fragments.To me it is more than just a family object, as it shows how so many young women went into service and got a glimpse of a different way of life. My granny valued and kept the china even though it was broken as it represented the fine things she enjoyed handling, but could never hope to possess. Granny spoke of the doings of what she called 'the gentry' in tones of reverence.To me it is a way of life and attitude that has gone for ever.There are also fragments from china designed to commemorate historical events.