Tadcaster Church Mug

Contributed by Radio producer

Tadcaster Church Mug

In 1862 the Tadcaster River in Yorkshire flooded the local church. Parishioners were so concerned that this might happen again that they decided to raise funds to move the church 25 yards. One of the ways they raised money was through the sale of special Tadcaster Church 'creamware', manufactured by Hartley Greens & Company. At that time Hartley Greens & Co was a flourishing business, with trade links across Europe and into Russia. My husband's great-grandfather bought this mug as a contribution to the successful fundraising initiative to move Tadcaster Church and this piece of pottery has been passed from generation to generation. Contributed by Viola Higgins at the AHOW event in Enniskillen Library.

Comments are closed for this object

Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object.

About this object

Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline




View more objects from people in Northern Ireland.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.