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Themes Glass and Ceramics


Given the understandable focus on heavy industry it is easy, but unforgivable, to overlook the region’s contributions in the fields of glass and ceramics. Through major pottery manufacturers on the Tyne, Wear and Tees and major glass works in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland, the region demonstrated its design skills, producing significant items for the mass market in the 19th and early 20th century. Many of the items were made in the North East for export and North East ceramics and glass are now eagerly sought by collectors the world over. 


Map of the Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Co Ltd (NESCo) and The County of Durham Electrical Power Distribution Co Ltd electric power distribution network, about 1907

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