ijournaler (ijournaler) wrote in lj_uk,

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.


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