Hammersley and Co. (Longton) Ltd. Alsager Pottery, Longton
NOTE: This article which follows originally appeared in a 1956 book 'British Potters and Pottery Today', is based mainly upon accounts provided mainly by the firms themselves.
This well established firm, which specialises in the production of richly decorated bone china of fine quality and good design, was established about a century ago and is in every sense a family concern, although when first founded the name of Asbury, was linked with that of Hammersley.
The first partners were two cousins, Titus Hammersley and Edward Asbury, who launched the venture under the name of Hammersley and Asbury and continued as such until Titus died in 1875. The former had also a partnership in the firm of Harvey Adams and Co., china manufacturers of Longton, but on his death his eldest son, George, took over the direction of the business, and acquired the Harvey Adams concern, changing the name and combining both under the title they use today.
From thence onward the history of the firm is of Hammersley succeeding Hammersley until we come to the present Directors, Eric and Leslie Hammersley who are upholding the prestige of the Alsager Pottery, continuing to carry on the tradition of fine workmanship which has been the firm's ambition for the last hundred years – a tradition which has earned the business a wide reputation both in the home and overseas markets.
NOTE: This article which originally appeared in a 1956 book 'British Potters and Pottery Today', is based mainly upon accounts provided mainly by the firms themselves.
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