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Cheese dish and beaker sold by H. Wixey
Cheese dish and beaker sold by H. Wixey
The bases of the china items show that they were purchased specifically for H. Wixey
The bases of the china items show that they were purchased specifically for H. Wixey

It seems that Campden was aware of the value of holiday visitors over 100 years ago –  specially commissioned china items were on sale in Mr. Herbert Wixey’s store.  As well as this cheese dish and beaker, we have a cup and saucer in the CCHS Archives, so there were teasets, possibly even dining sets that publicised the town. They all feature St. James’ Church, produced using a transfer print and not of great quality, but well-used. This donation came from a Campden family so the china may well have been popular locally.

Herbert Wixey was a general dealer, having a grocery store on the corner of Church Street, and various departments in the adjoining  buildings. You can read more in …..

A man of many parts; Herbert Wixey

 

 

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