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Omnibus

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Introduced by Humphrey Burton
Big Ware: a portrait of George Curtis and the story of the survival of Littlethorpe Potteries. George Curtis, 75, is the son of a bargee and spent his youth delivering coal to the big houses on the canal.
He says: ' As winter came, I tried to get work in the pottery and was put on work loading brick flats.' Once he got on the wheel between shifts of firing the kiln and shovelling coal, he found it to be a job that he liked and as he says: ' Once into clay it sticks.'
In his long battle to keep the business open, fighting against ' peat pots, paper pots, jiffy pots and now a plastic pot-anything but a flippin' clay pot, and that's all they were wanting', he has found that market gardeners are now ordering hand-thrown garden pots.
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Director PHILIP TREVELLYAN

Contributors

Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: George Curtis
Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Philip Trevellyan

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