Sunday, June 10, 2012

Children's Hour

BBC Radio was once the entertainment of choice for the British public back-in-the-day.  As it is today, long before the Tweenies and In the Night Garden, part of the BBC's output was directed at the nation's children in an hour long programme entitled, creatively, "Children's Hour".  Bishop & Stonier produced nursery ware to tap into the affection for the programme and these pieces are now very collectible for Bisto and nursery ware fans.  I have not found any other factories making baby plates which commemorate this radio programme so  perhaps Bisto were specially commissioned by the BBC to produce the range? Who knows.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Queen's Jubilee

On this weekend commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, I thought i'd bring out a picture of a fantabuloso jug which was made for Golden jubilee of Queen Victoria ( heavily restored handle as you can see).  Long may she reign!

trade press

I'm interested to see any documentation of the Livesley / Powell / Bishop & Stonier factories, whether that be invoices from retailers, design registers, newspaper articles or advertising such as the one above.  If you have any, i'd love to see it and share your pics with visitors to this blog.

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Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.