Together with Kathleen and David Lodmore and Nigel, we had put together a display of about 40 items, some of which had never been shown before and some were not even in any of the known Old Hall catalogues. They of course included the world’s first stainless steel teapot, a mirror clip only 3/4” long which is probably the smallest item ever made by Old Hall and some of the very first items of tableware from the early 1930s. Eileen Hill also brought along her unique little table bell which everyone thought was really delightful.
Carol and Ken Cowburn were due to bring some of their early items as well but due to severe delays on the M6 because of a serious accident they didn’t actually make it until around 4.00pm; to say that they were fed up having been stuck in their car on the M6 for hours on one of the hottest days of the year is somewhat of an understatement. Many thanks for making the effort, though, the two of you!