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Alfred Meakin (Tunstall)

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of Royal Albert Works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. (1922)

of Royal Albert, Victoria and Newfield Potteries, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. telephone: tunstall 9161-62 (2 lines). Cables: "Lustre, Tunstall". (1929)

of Royal Albert, Victoria and Newfield Potteries, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. (1947)

Company Chronology

  • 1875 – 1897 Alfred Meakin
  • 1897 – 1913 Alfred Meakin Ltd (in 1908 bought by members of the Johnson family)
  • 1913 – 1976 Alfred Meakin (Tunstall) Ltd
  • 1976 - Acquired by Myott, Son and Co Ltd
  • 1976 – 1991 Myott-Meakin

Company History

1875 Alfred Meakin Ltd was set up by Alfred Meakin and operated from the Royal Albert, Victoria and Highgate Potteries in Tunstall. Alfred was the brother of James Meakin and George Meakin who ran a large pottery company in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, J. and G. Meakin.

1904 Alfred Meakin died and was succeeded by his, son Alfred James, who died only four years later.

Alfred John's uncle Robert Johnson bought the company for his son Stuart Johnson and it stayed in the Johnson family's hands until 1976

1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Ironstone China, and White Semi-Porcelain dinner, Tea and Toilet-ware, for all markets. (Stand No. G.37) [1]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fine semi-Porcelain in Dinner, Tea and Fancy Sets. White, printed and decorated. Specialty "Bleu de Roi". Bulk producers of all domestic and hotel ware. (Stand No. G.14) [2]

1947 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as Exhibiting Member of the British Pottery Manufacturers' Federation of Federation House, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Composite Exhibit. (Pottery and Glassware Section) [3]

1976 Merged with Myott, Son and Co. Became Myott-Meakin

Later became part of the Churchill Group.

Factories

  • 1875 - Royal Albert Pottery; Victoria Pottery (built 1858); Highgate Potteries, Parsonage Street, Tunstall (known collectively as Royal Albert, Victoria and Highgate Potteries).
  • 1930 - Newfield Pottery (in addition to above); (by 1928, known collectively as Royal Albert, Victoria and Newfield Potteries).
  • 1957 - c.1980 Victoria and Highgate Works (new).
  • c.1980 - Alexander Works, Cobridge (built by Myott in 1902)
  • 1949 also owned the Furlong Mill as a subsidiary company preparing materials.

See Also

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  • [1] The Potteries Website

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