Thursday, September 22, 2011
If one clicks the title of this post, the story of Wedgwood comes alive, a great YouTube video highly recommended to learn a lot quickly! It is mainly the story of Josiah's campaign for the Trent & Mersey Canal and why it was so important to the development of Wedgwood and the potteries area in general. It's about 8 minutes, so give yourself time to watch. THEN, be sure to click on the other videos on the right side, several very good documentaries on our favorite subject, and some of its side-lights from trains to a beautiful Satsuma teapot. The 250th Anniversary video is excellent. There are a couple of errors, and one that made me laugh; in the first video the narrator shows a piece of creamware falling off a horse-drawn haywagon; unfortunately, the modern Wedgwood backstamp shows very clearly on the shard as it hits the bricks. I guess Gaye wouldn't let them just toss a good, old piece of Queen's Ware to its demise, even for a great video! Spend some time learning! Our modern technology does so much to help us learn about so much. Enjoy!