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Could Woods Brothers have made the licensed Gulvases? They did manufacture similar items for Dartington for a short period (1978).
I have a recollection that "Cascade Glass" was a trade mark used ( with a black and silver label of a fountain cascading down by one of our pressware comeptitors now defunct. So it may be Waterstone Glass of Wath upon Wear near Rotherham, Wood Bros, or Trent Valley.
This is interesting, because of course, the Woodland design started life as Cascade as pointed out on page 55 of Chance Expressions. But when I reflect I vaguely recall that the problem of the name originated from a complaint by a foreign manufacturer or importer. I also recall that it was not a similar product at all to our range and we thought a big and unnecessary fuss was made at the time. I remember that the Pilkington Legal department handled the matter and recall having a phone call one day to say that we had to change the name and could they have the new name straight away so that they could check validity and register it.. We hadn't chosen one at that time and I said Woodland there and then! That was it!
Hope this helps a little and that I have not confused the matter even further, but it did occur to me that because we did attempt to use the name Cascade and in fact printed literature and issued press releases it could have contributed to the Chance name becoming associated with this story!
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