Measham Ware Teapot

Contributed by Walsall Museum

Working boatmen bringing narrowboats past Measham on the Ashby Canal in the East Midlands would order a specially-made teapot and collect it on their next run up the canal. They were often given as wedding presents and handed down through generations. This teapot was given as a present in 1897 to a family in Darlaston.

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  • 1. At 12:26 on 6 October 2011, Derek Hilyer wrote:

    Measham Ware pots were also bought by Norkies - farm labourers from Suffold and Norfolk who, after the harvest was in, went to Burton on Trent to work in the maltings etc. They had the fare for the train home retained by the breweries and, when they got home, they liked to present Measham ware to their mothers or sweethearts. Measham ware was made near Burton, at Church Gresley, Moira, Woodville, Swadlincote and Measham.

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