Nigel Wiggin is potty about teapots. Not to mention toast racks, coffee pots and sauce boats.
It all started when Nigel's grandmother asked his grandfather why he couldn't make tableware out of that new-fangled stuff being produced rather than silver which took some polishing.
Grandfather was William Wiggin, one of the five sons of James Thomas Wiggin of the Bloxwich based company J & J Wiggin.
James Thomas started the company in 1893 with his eldest son, James Enoch, as hardware manufacturers for the saddlery trade of Walsall, then moved on to bathroom accessories in chromium plating. Eventually, all the family were involved, and everything from 1918 was known as Ye Olde Hall.