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(Updated 16/03/19)


2019 Annual Weekend and AGM

The Annual Weekend and AGM is again being held at the Holiday Inn, Telford from 26 -28 April 2019. As always this is our main social occasion of the year and a chance to meet up with your fellow Shelley/Wileman collectors. There will be a wonderful range of talks and guest speakers which together with the usual favourites - The Pot Show, Silent Auction, Bring & Buy and the Friday Night Quiz make this a weekend not to be missed. Talks will include:

Original Drawings and Designs from the Factory (from papers saved by Ray Reynolds)- talk by Chris Davenport
History of Ceramics (part 2) - by Gaye Blake-Roberts
Round the World in 80 pots - by John Barter
Country Life - by David Deller
Squares - by Dick Gapen
Milk Jugs - a survey by Olwen Dudgeon

Our After Dinner Speaker on Saturday Evening will be Sarah Hardy from the De Morgan Foundation.

 

As in recent previous years there will be Monday Outside Visits for those who wish to extend the Weekend. These will be a Guided Tour of the Reserve China Collection together with a further opportunity to view the Shelley Pattern Books at the Library next door.

Don't forget while you are in the area there is the Coalport Museum, the Jackfield Tile Museum, Whitwick Manor plus the antiques shops in Ironbridge.

Annual Report to Charities Commission 2018

Although we are no longer required to produce detailed accounts to the Charities Commission, we do provide an annual report on our aims and activities. Read the Report to 31 October 2018 here.

March Slideshow
The regular slideshow on our Home page has now returned featuring a miscellaneous selction of Shelley and Wileman wares. If you haven't already seen this, you may view by clicking on the following link: March 2019 Slideshow.

Facebook icon NEW Facebook Page 
We now have a new Facebook page on which you may post any comments or photos of your favourite pieces. In particular you may click on the icons at the foot of any page to 'Like' or, better still, 'Share' the site with your friends. We are always looking for new members so if you have an appreciation for Shelley and Wileman wares why not join us. You can read more about the group on this site or email our membership secretary with your phone number for a chat.


IMPORTANT - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

GDPR became a legal obligation on The Shelley Group on 25 May 2018. The Committee is required by law to inform you of personal information it holds on you, why it holds this information, and to seek your positive and individual consent to holding this information for clearly defined purposes. For further details see our Privacy page.

Japan Ware
The National Shelley China Club have recently included a study of Shelley and Wileman Japan ware to their website following a talk given by Carolyn Keating at their last conference. This study has kindly been made available to all collectors and we have included a new page - Japan Ware - on our site with links to this study. Take a look.

Books
The 'Collectors Guide to Shelley and Wileman Intarsio' by Les Foley, has now been reprinted and includes a supplement by Chris Watkins noting new finds since the first edition was published - price £17.00 (£12.00 to members) and may be purchased through the Shelley Bookshop.
Please note there have been a number of price changes to other publications.

Page Updates
The following pages have recently been updated:

- Noteworthy Lots
- Diary

- Magazines
- Recent Events
- Elizabeth Waterhouse Vases