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Open the V&A Collection at World of Wedgwood’s jewellery box to discover the fascinating stories these gems can tell.

Chatelaine

This piece of jewellery is a chatelaine and originally it was designed to substitute the missing pockets of a woman’s dress. Useful household items such as sewing tools, scissors, a coin purse, a clock key, a scent bottle, seals, and the keys to the house were hooked to a series of chains which suspended from a decorative hook or clasp, to be attached to the waistband.

Super quick and easy, try them for breakfast, brunch or a light lunch served with a chilled glass of something white.  

Makes 2

Ingredients:       

2 oven bottom muffins
25g salted butter
1 ripe avocado
Juice of half a lime
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
150g smoked Scottish salmon
4 medium free range eggs
5g snipped chives
Sufficient water to poach the eggs

Method:

What is your name?
Julia Downs

What do you do?
I’m the Front of House Supervisor, reporting to Olivia Thackstone, Front of House Manager. I oversee the day to day operations of the Front of House Hosts, the Tour Guides and the Creative Studios areas.

Cranberry scones with homemade Staffordshire clotted cream and Wedgwood strawberry preserve

Makes 12

Ingredients:       

250ml Staffordshire thick double cream
168g Wedgwood strawberry preserve
250g self-raising four
125g unsalted butter
70g castor sugar
25g dried cranberries
25g raisins
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
125ml buttermilk
1 medium free range egg
½ tsp vanilla essence
A little milk for glazing

What is your name?
Richard Allen.

What do you do?
I’m the Executive Chef at World of Wedgwood.

What do you like most about your job?
Creativity and sharing my passion and knowledge with the next generation of chefs.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
It’s got to be a long walk with a stop at the pub with my best mate – Dougal, the corgi/Jack Russell cross.

Who inspires you?
Ted Llewellyn, my Grandpa “God bless ya Gramps”.

On 9th March 2020, VisitStoke and World of Wedgwood proudly announced that Olivia Thackstone, Front of House Manager at World of Wedgwood, had been shortlisted to the final ten of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2020 award.

Now in its ninth year, the award is run in partnership with the Mirror newspaper. The award recognises and celebrates those in the tourism industry who go the extra mile to ensure tourists in England have an amazing and unforgettable visitor experience.

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