A brief history of Wood and Sons pottery

Wood & Sons was a manufacturer of earthenware at the Trent, New Wharf and Stanley Potteries in Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

  • Wood & Son was founded in 1865 by Absalom Wood and his son Thomas Wood
  • In 1877 Thomas founded New Wharf Pottery with his brother William
  • In 1885 Henry, another brother, founded H J Wood Ltd
  • In 1894 New Wharf Pottery and at some time, H J Wood Ltd was merged into the company
  • In 1907 the name changed to "Wood & Sons"
  • In 1910 the name changed to "Wood & Sons Ltd"
  • In 1966 the company was bought by Wedgwood
  • In 1981 the business went into receivership
  • In 1982 the company was bought by Edmund Yorke and other Yorke family members (who were previously on the board)
  • In 1982 the business was trading as Wood & Sons (1982) Ltd
  • In 2005 the business again went into receivership
Maker's marks for Wood and Sons
The Woods Ware mark used from 1917, from their Osborne range
The Woods Ware mark used from 1917, from their Osborne range
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