I thought for this Tea Cup Tuesday I would post this one, although not a tea cup, it is fascinating and I hope people enjoy it.
This mug would have been presented to members of the Parish. It bears the following details of Officers of the Parish. Sadly, this example has suffered some damage, but nevertheless is a lovely commemorative piece with some local history & genealogical data.
Rector – Rev G J Birch M.A
Lay Representatives – Mr. I. L. Hamshaw
Churchwardens – Wm Myatt & George Johnson
Organist – Henry J Williams
Sexton – Charles Goodall
Parish Clerk – William Galt
Teachers – Edward Heal, G. E. Heal, Katie Heal, Sarah Ann Ardern, Ada Arden & Edith Eaton
Franklin Ardern (chairman)
George Johnson (Clerk)
Surveyor of the highways – Enoch Loratt
Bagnall is in Staffordshire in the mildlands of England. There is a parish community page HERE which confirms the name of the Rector as George Thomas Birch who was rector for 41 years.
This mug I purchased back in 2004 from eBay. I knew it was damaged when I purchased it, and that added to the history of the item. I think I paid about £10 for the it.
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