Reg Wearley on thu 4 jan 01
We will be following the responses to your
message as we may be doing the same. I guess
we need to find some roots around Cornwall,
but will be mostly driving. --Reg Wearley
--- "Limas, Lisa" wrote:
> Hello all,
> Traveling to London in the second week of
> February and will be there for 1
> ½ weeks . Would love to visit potters in the
> area. Would probably be
> traveling by train, or bus. Can barely cross
> the streets let alone drive
> them, so I will definitely not be driving. Any
> Thanks a ton,
> Lisa Limas
> Chicago, IL
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Martin Howard on fri 5 jan 01
Firstly, our railway system is in a mess, but is getting back to a usable
Coaches are cheaper than rail, but they only serve the main town and
airports, such as Stansted which is near me.
East Anglia has a number of good potteries, but to visit them you really
need to have a car. Few potters set up in town. But there are the museums
and CPA centre in London.
The southwest, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset have been hard hit by floods,
but that must get better soon. Again, unfortunately, car is the means of
transport except for the larger towns.
The original home of pottery is The Potteries in the northwest,
Staffordshire and the Black Country. That can be visited well by coach from
London and there are good local touring busses there that can take you round
the various large scale working potteries and the many museums. One could
easily spend a week there on bus and foot.
You can always visit us at Webbs Cottage. There is accommodation available
(vegetarian and non smoking) and a B&B just opposite caters for "normal"
Cambridge is 30 miles, London 60 miles, Stansted 16 miles.
>From here you could do a tour of interesting potteries in East Anglia as
well as a good supply outlet, a kiln manufacturer and a wheel manufacturer.
Webb's Cottage Pottery
Woolpits Road, Great Saling
BRAINTREE, Essex CM7 5DZ