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Day Visit to Wedgwood Factory and Trentham Shopping Outlet


The coach left Matlock at 8-45am and arrived at the Wedgwood Visitor’s Centre in time for coffee in a modern, spacious dining area. We were then bussed in parties of 15 to the works where we were free to make our way slowly through the factory to see all the processes through which the pottery went before being fired. At then end of the tour those who wished were able to try their hand at throwing a pot which they eventually received glazed in blue and fired.

There was time to go round the impressive museum showing pottery from the time of the creation of the factory to the present day. Lunch was taken in the dining area after which we went to the Trentham Village Outlet where we just had time to go round the shops and have a cup of tea.

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Applying gold to a plateTouring the factory

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