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Josiah Wedgwood

Person   Born 1730 Died 3/1/1795

Master potter. Born in Burslem, Stoke, Staffordshire. Married his cousin, Sally. Childhood smallpox left him with a limp and he often used his stick to smash items that he felt were not good enough. Contacted the Cherokees Indians to find a source of the whitest possible clay.  His London showrooms became a fashionable place to visit. Flaxman, Stubbs and Lady Diana Beauclerk all provided designs for him. Promoter of social reform and active in the fight against the slave trade.

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44387

Josiah Wedgwood

Charming plaque, in the Wedgwood blue pottery style.

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47847

Spirit of Soho Mural

Interesting that Coca Cola are specifically mentioned on the panel but not as...

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