CANCELLED Victory in Europe "UtiliTEA"

CANCELLED Victory in Europe "UtiliTEA"

Thursday 7 May 2020
12pm – 4pm | £39 per person

Wedgwood played a significant role in WWII with many factory workers doing their bit - both on the battlefield and here in Barlaston with the production of much needed utility ware.

To commemorate VE Day our expert tour guides and Collection specialists are sharing some of Wedgwood’s many wartime stories in a unique day of discovery of Wedgwood at War.

We’ll also be celebrating tea and Wedgwood’s long association with it. Tea helped to make people feel better in wartime. In fact, tea was dropped over The Netherlands in 1944 to keep the men’s spirits up.

To set the scene, you’ll be welcomed with a heart-warming cup of tea and a piece of wartime rationed eggless cake.

The Wedgwood Home Guard will then take you on a humorous tour of the Collection telling tales of WWII heroes, such as Jos Wedgwood IV and Eric Ravilious, the British artist and Wedgwood designer.

Afterwards, our Archivist will show you rarely seen documents and objects from the UNESCO recognised archives of the V&A Collection dating back to WWII, and bring to life the stories of the factory workers and those turbulent times of utility ware production.

You’ll complete your day with a quintessential English afternoon tea, served on the finest Wedgwood bone china, with gallons of tea and unrationed home-made scones!

Booking is essential as places are limited.  Call 01782 282986 or email [email protected]  Full payment is required at the time of booking.