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Lowdown on Liskeard

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David E:
I know there was a little debate about Liskeard, the date they started, and the founders.

I managed to locate a report in Tableware International, dated September 1972, where they mention the company started "in September last", meaning the true start date is September 1971.

The quality of the photo is not terribly good, but click on the larger photo to zoom in further.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3603

Pip:
Well done David! That's an excellent bit of sleuthing - also, wasn't there some confusion about the founders being ex-Whitefriars employees - your article says they met at Wedgwood so that's another useful bit of info.

Anne:
Would the Andrew Moncrieff mentioned be connected to the Monart Moncrieff's?

David E:
Thanks Pip, I wasn't sure if this 'problem' was ever resolved or not! :P


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I did wonder - waiting for Frank to chip in... :wink:

aa:

--- Quote from: "Anne" ---Would the Andrew Moncrieff mentioned be connected to the Monart Moncrieff's?
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The answer to this is yes...... and no! He shared the name but was not related to the owners. However, he was connected.  From memory, Andy did his apprenticeship at John Moncrieff's and remained there when it became Strathern. When he joined me in 1987 at my Turnmill Studio in London's Turnmill Street, he had just been made redundant by Wedgwood Glass in King's Lynn where he moved after leaving Liskeard. Caithness had just bought the Kings Lynn factory from Wedgwood and he was with me from 1987 to 1989, together with his son Alistair (Ally). I think after that he may have switched careers, but I think Alistair moved into flat glass decoration.

I will have to think about this a bit, and I cannot promise anything, but I have a vague recollection that he moved from Strathern to Wedgwood, then left Wedgwood to go to Liskeard and then went back to Wedgwood. But I am delving into the depths of my rapidly diminishing grey cells, so I am not 100% sure. Some of these comments tie in with another thread in the Cafe, about accuracy!

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