Re: unknown maker longton, pattern name "ERIC"
Posted by Jackie on May 27, 2009, 2:03 pm, in reply to "Re: unknown maker longton, pattern name "ERIC""
CWS are the initials of the Co-Operative Wholesale Society - which was a Grocery Store - 1863 |
Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) established, originally called the North of England Co-operative Wholesale Industrial and Provident Society Limited;
you would have been able to purchase the dinner set piece by piece - They still exsist today as supermarkets etc. but are known as The Co-Operative or Co-Op. They have a history web site - http://www.co-operative.coop/aboutus/ourhistory - they did several items of china in different designs and would have had them made at the Staffordshire Potteries - Jackie