Thursday, 7 October 2010

A Popular Post: Potty Edwards... A Book Review...

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s:  Woman at sink washing dishes.  (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
This has proved to be the most popular post yet, so I thought I'd reissue it with a few changes. Hope you like it.

I was reading my monthly edition of 'Market Times' and came across an article about a famous market family, the Potty Edwards.  Based in South Yorkshire they sold pottery, glass and china from 1910. 

Michele Lockwood-Edwards has written a book about her family's market history.  Set in a time gone by, the Potty Edwards would draw large crowds to watch them throw sets of best bone china across their stall as part of their sales pitch.  How's that for an alternative to TV?  I often wonder what these characters would be doing in the modern day world, what do you think?

Amazon is selling this interesting and entertaining book:

The Potty Edwards What A Way To Get A Living  Buy from Amazon UK

The Potty Edwards What a Way to get a Living  Buy from Amazon USA
Love the photo from the 1950's of this young lady washing up the, now vintage, china. Can't really see any of us looking this well groomed these days when we're doing the washing-up! Did we really look like this in domestic mode back then? Is it comfortable doing the washing up in high heels?
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