SURFWORCESTER

 

AN ARTISTIC IMPRESSION OF THE FACTORY AS IT WOULD HAVE APPEARED IN 1751. THIS DRAWING WAS PROBABLY ADAPTED FROM THE ONE THAT APPEARED IN THE GENTLEMANS MAGAZINE OF JULY 1752. FOR A DETAILED PLAN OF THE FACTORY AND FURTHER DRAWINGS CONSULT PORCELAIN IN WORCESTER 1751-1951 - CHAPTER 1.

 

 

 THE FIRST FACTORY PICTURED IN 1793. FROM AN ENGRAVING BY JAMES ROSS.

 

THE FACTORY SITE IN THE 1920S AS VIEWED FROM BROMWICH PARADE 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

1751 WORKS FOUNDED BY 15 PARTNERS
1756 TRANSFER PRINTING INTRODUCED AT WORCESTER
1776 DR WALL DIES
1783 THOMAS FLIGHT BECOMES SOLE PROPRIETOR
1786 ROBERT CHAMBERLAIN LEAVES IN ORDER TO FORM HIS OWN COMPANY
1788 KING GEORGE III VISITS, AWARDS COMPANY THE ROYAL WARRANT
1793 BARR JOINS FLIGHT IN PARNERSHIP
1801 THOMAS GRAINGER LEAVES
1840 FACTORY CLOSES