Thursday, March 17, 2011
One of the several Wedgwood organizations to which I belong is the Wedgwood Society of New South Wales. I have been privileged to meet some of the members 'in person' over the years, and sometimes send contributions to their newsletter The Medallion. In 2011 the Society celebrates 35 years since they were formed as a chapter of the Wedgwood Society of Australia, and 25 years since they incorporated as The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales, Inc. They offer an interesting newsletter which gives a bit of a 'down under' spin on varying Wedgwood subjects. Often one can get a good idea of what's what in the Wedgwood world in the southern hemisphere, and it's fun to see how it's different than our world here in the USA. The WSNSW is a 'sister society' to the Wedgwood Society of Washington, DC, and thus shares members and information on a regular basis. Check the LINKS tab on our website to go to the website of both. This month's newsletter is as always very interesting, but the most fun thing I found is a link to a radio show featuring "The Drama of the Young Josiah Wedgwood as given over 175 radio stations from coast to coast during the week of January 5th, 1947, as part of the series Adventures in Research [sponsored by Westinghouse radio stations]..." A review of meetings of the Wedgwood Club of Boston found in Old Wedgwood, is the source of the information. Please realize that this is a fancifull script, not always the accurate actual facts as known and recorded, and in some cases, the order of events is a bit incorrect. It runs 15 minutes and you can access it right here. When you get to the site, scroll down to #38, Beauty in Clay, and be sure your volume is at max level. ENJOY! And thank you to Paul Thomas, editor of The Medallion, for bringing this piece of history to light. Paul is often the source of wonderful pearls of Wedgwood wisdom and this is no exception. WSNSW Member Judy Jones has contributed to this blog in the past too, check older posts to see her much appreciated contributions. To learn more about The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales, click the title of this post to go to their website. They are always looking for new members, they have interesting meetings and other activities and are a great group of people. Besides all that, they often start their emails with a happy 'G'day' which always brings a smile to my face! Happy Anniversary WSNSW!!