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06 January 2009 @ 11:53 am
Fame and Fortunes  


Yesterday the BBC started a series of programmes celebrating the bicentennary of Charles Darwin, a great scientist who was also an Englishman. The Darwins had been connected by marriage to another distinguished family, the Wedgewoods, for four generations, so it seemed a particularly sad coincidence that on the same day it was also announced that the glassware and pottery firm of Waterford-Wedgewood had fallen into administration.

Josiah Wedgewood's pottery was founded 250 years ago and most people can recognise, even if they don't own, some examples of porcelain or pottery. I wish I'd kept my 60s Wedgewood coffee set that I dumped into a Charity Shop a few years ago.



 
 
 
Zoefruitcakezoefruitcake on January 6th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
that is pretty sad news
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grondficgrondfic on January 6th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yesterday's news programmes were all kinda - "That's life. We can't afford The Past any more!"

Bler!
Izzyromana03 on January 6th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd kept my 60s Wedgewood coffee set that I dumped into a Charity Shop a few years ago.

... and I wish I'd found it in the charity shop! :D
ijournalerijournaler on January 6th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
At the time I was rather keen on Wm Morris' Golden Rule - 'Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful'. I've since decided on a new category - 'or of sentimental interest'.