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of Portland Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Telephone: 3735. Cables: "Jason, Longton". (1929)
John Aynsley was born in Union Street, Longton, in 1823, the son of James Aynsley and Charlotte nee Anderson, he died at Portland House, Blythe Bridge, on 7 February 1907.
His grandfather, also called John Aynsley, came to the Potteries from Northumberland, and was in business as a maker of lustre ware, the first in Longton, in a factory on the site of Longton market.
1861 John Aynsley built the Portland works in Sutherland Road, Longton.
1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Chinaware in Tea, Dessert, Breakfast and Dinner Sets; also Art China, Decorated and Lustre Ware; Nursery China; Hotel, Cafe and Badged Ware for Institutions, etc. (Stand No. F.18)