Turtle Returns To Tavistock
Other potteries in North Staffordshire such as Arcadian, Carlton, Grafton, Savoy, Shelley, Tuscan and Willow Art joined in the so-called crested-ware trade. Unlike Goss, they supplied as many outlets as possible. However one rule was maintained by all potteries – crested ware could only be purchased in the named place. So crested ware with the name and town crest of Tavistock could only be bought in Tavistock, and nowhere else. It is therefore likely our loveable turtle was purchased in Tavistock over a hundred years ago and for many years remained on a mantelpiece as a reminder of a happy visit to our town. Now thanks to the internet it has returned to Tavistock.