World Museum Tour- Hornsea Pottery Museum.

This was to be a very special moment in our lives. We needed to calm down and take a deep breath as the anticipation of seeing over 2000 items of Hornsea pottery was too emotional.

Hornsea pottery was a staple in the 70's and 80's minds of many people. We had a whole dinner service, biscuit barrels, egg cups, vases and the special stuff which was placed on the welsh dresser for best. 

Straight away you are in a pottery wonderland with so many cabinets and colours and shapes. I carefully ate my secret pocket snacks and tried to take it all in. Look at those spice pots!

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The history of the pottery is really interesting and my older sister remembers adverts being on the TV about it. I have looked and looked and I found these BEAUTIES on the Yorkshire Film Archive website- which is just amazing in itself. Look at the pottery shop and the garden centre! 

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Marion Campbells cats. The V&A website shows her Arctic fox piece and other pieces of Hornsea pottery in their collection. I think my sister has one of these cats on her special shelf and I think it is now time for me to mind it nice.

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I did a gasp when I saw these cruet sets as I remember them so well. One day I will own all of the cruets and they will live on the 'very important cruet shelf' These are all designed by John Clappison. I have since read that he worked for Ravenhead Glass and that is near me, well was as it closed down but I am now going to hunt out any designs of his that St.Helens has on show. 

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A most wonderful painting.

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Smartie egg cups! I am sure that you got them with an Easter egg. I have one of those little clown cups but it is in a top secret cupboard.

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The Potters Ball. I would have liked to have gone to that and talked business and patterns. Behind this ticket is more important though, a What-a-Mess cup!

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We had a quiet moment when we saw this.

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One of the original kilns.

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Wonderful stuff and so is Hornsea Museum. You can visit them by finding out their times HERE.

Find out more about Hornsea pottery HERE and HERE and HERE.

A big thankyou to the museum staff for letting us take photographs.

World Museum Tour-Hornsea Museum-Part 2

Outside of the main museum was an array of old workshops and a lovely garden in which you could sit down if you so wanted. We did want to sit but also we didn't want to become tired for the pottery and not be able to focus. We saw lots of tools and these nice milk bottles with paper milk inside.

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We saw lots of little mice all over the museum and if there is a competition for spotting them then I would like to announce that we won and saw them and please is there a competition?

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Excellent tools.

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Excellent tache.

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Excellent handles.

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Excellent outside.

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We walked over to the the Hull and Hornsea Railway exhibition, which also showed parts about shipwrecks and lifeboats.

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He said that we would sail away together and to meet him back there at half two. I said sorry love but I am taken and I have 12 cheese straws to eat and a can of pop to get through.

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I will never forget him.

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This is Rose Carr and she was a Hornsea fixture in the olden days. I have tried to find out more about her but from searching and searching there isn't that much which is a shame. From what I have found, she was a lay preacher and I found THIS image on google which tells you a bit more about her. 

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The old school house was very pleasing and we liked all the old posters on the walls, the desks and the inks but mostly we liked this girl in the dunces hat. 

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A quick Club biscuit break and we prepared for the Hornsea Pottery museum and tried not to get tearful.   

 

Incomings/Outgoings

I have been furiously working away these past few weeks on a lot of letters of complaint and this can take it out of you. In-between resting from my imaginary rage I wrote some nice letters and received some excellent post also.

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I purchased this very nice parcel of things from Jo at Letters from Wonderland and this issue was all about tea. Visit her website HERE and her shop HERE.

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Outgoings.

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I simply must get back to my complaints. A Tesco bag for life won't be exchanged if I do not pursue how the hole got into THAT corner at THAT angle.

World Museum Tour- Hornsea Museum. Part 1.

On our last day in Hornsea we decided to visit Hornsea Museum which also holds a huge collection of Hornsea pottery and this was very exciting. The world museum tour commenced after a breakfast of eggs and beans and we said our goodbyes to our holiday home. We parked up and arrived and were greeted by a very nice man all dressed up with a special hat on. 

We paid our entrance fee of £3.50 and started from the beginning. We also saw mood rings in the shop but we didn't buy but will forever pine.

We at once met this nice man, lets call him Steve. Only joking it’s John Burns and you can read about him HERE. 

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A bit about the museum -

'Situated on Newbegin, the main street of Hornsea, is Burns Farm. For nearly 300 years it was tenanted by the Burn family. It was originally a single-storey cobble building dating back to the late 16th century.

A second storey, in hand-made brick, was added in about 1740.
The farmhouse has a country kitchen with an inglenook fire place, a parlour, bedroom, dairy and washhouse, all with Victorian furnishings. Three additional rooms in the farmhouse are used for exhibitions which are periodically changed.

Behind the farmhouse there is a large garden which is flanked by workshops with hand farm implements, joiners' and wheelwrights' tools and a blacksmith's shop. In the 18th century barn there are displays of farming through the seasons and the Whitedale building traces the history of the Hull to Hornsea railway and Hornsea's fishing heritage. A Victorian schoolroom is in Swallow Cottage as well as the museum's function room.

n the museum's rooms and outbuildings there are old photographs of the town and surrounding villages, the Hull and Hornsea Railway, the brick and tile works, shipwrecks and lifeboats' 

From- http://www.hornseamuseum.com/museum-description.html

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The rooms are small but full to the top with treats and trinkets and a lovely cat playing with some wool.

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The dolls house and toy room was very special and my favourite parts were the potted plant and sleeping bed cat.

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Beautiful teeths.

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I very much liked this exhibition of World War one and two memorabilia and these embroidered cards.

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Outside to the garden next.

A Gentle Hornsea holiday- Part 2- Bridlington.

After a very varied and disturbed sleep including the sound of toilets flushing and incessant 6am next door neighbour conversation we pulled our weary bodies out of our holiday beds and without brushing teeths we arrived for breakfast. 

With the dulcet tones of Chris Rea playing whilst we dipped big pieces of toast in our eggs we got ourselves together, did our faces and set off for what we were told was the biggest midweek car boot in East Yorkshire.  

I wanted to be able to show you this event, talk about the treats and treasures we found, the car boot plastic cups of tea, the jollity and catalogue posed laughing but as we missed the turning or rather there was no turning for the biggest car boot in East Yorkshire we will gloss over it and never speak of this lost hour again. 

With hope in our hearts and full bellies of egg we eventually arrived in Bridlington. I hadn’t been to Bridlington for many years and even then on a family holiday I think we drove through it on the way to somewhere else.  

We treated it as where we now lived and entered the RSPCA charity shop to be met with this. 

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We saw saw lots of small dogs and sausage roll shops and then we entered a wonderful shop which I have forgotten the name of which sold things like this. 

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Gradually fading and aware that we had only an hour left in the car park machine we stumbled into town and came across a market. This market had giant fleece throws hung up with tiger faces on but I cared not as I had spotted the most beautiful sign in all of the world.

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Running, in fact flying back to the car to re-apply and bolster the parking machine we got a grip and headed back to Boyes as we knew this was going to be at least three hours of various shopping and looking at things. We said things like  'Museum' 'Is this the Mothership Boyes?' 'This is the greatest day of my/our lives!' We headed upstairs for food as we had started to get delirious.

We saw these things on the way.

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We spotted the museum but couldn't find the strength to go. We instead looked at the wonderful assortment of puddings in the panoramic cafe.

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After a near melt down on whether to have a big plate of pie or fish and chips we had excellent potatoes and rested and remembered how far we had come in such a short time. After a hair brush and a coat taking off session we went into the museum where a man was working at his desk. 

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Down into the shop we sprayed Chantelle on to our wrists and lived liked queens buying glitter nail polish and hair rollers for a pound.

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After the three hours that we had promised ourselves was up we ventured out into the light and walked down to the harbour.

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We made lots of friends whilst we sat and ate our secret pocket foods.

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The Gansey Girl sculpture- click HERE to learn more about her.

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Slots-a-rama.

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I met Mr.Sausage hanging around outside the arcades.

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His talk was incredibly cheap to me and I chewed my chewy and left him there.

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Excellent tiles.

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After a very big day we retired with our Boyes purchases back to our Hornsea home. We went for a Chinese for tea and got confused but it was all ok in the end. Bridlington scores 10/10 for Mothership Boyes, excellent slots and seagull friends.

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