Special offers for tourists?
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 …..