Mugs and Plates

Made for Harpenden

By John Marlow

Several mugs and plates have been produced for Harpenden over the years. The Local History collection includes several showing St Nicholas Church and various interpretations of the Town Sign and Coat of Arms.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Mugs and Plates' page
Photo:This one, in Engish Bone China is by Fenton China Co, and features both the Church....

This one, in Engish Bone China is by Fenton China Co, and features both the Church....

Photo:and a stylised Town Sign.

and a stylised Town Sign.

Photo:With 5 different typefaces, this mug was "Specially made for C & A Builders Merchants".

With 5 different typefaces, this mug was "Specially made for C & A Builders Merchants".

Photo:There are five more different typefaces on the reverse.

There are five more different typefaces on the reverse.

Photo:Designed by Andrew Bunce to celebrate the turn of the Millenium this was Sponsored by The Rotary Club ....

Designed by Andrew Bunce to celebrate the turn of the Millenium this was Sponsored by The Rotary Club ....

Photo:in a strictly limited edition of 1000.

in a strictly limited edition of 1000.

Photo:Another "Fine Porcelain, made in Scotland by Dunoon Ceramics" shows the Church....

Another "Fine Porcelain, made in Scotland by Dunoon Ceramics" shows the Church....

Photo:with another version of the Town Sign on the reverse.

with another version of the Town Sign on the reverse.

Photo:Another produced by Dunoon in Scotland is yet another pairing of the Church....

Another produced by Dunoon in Scotland is yet another pairing of the Church....

Photo:and a symbolic Town Sign.

and a symbolic Town Sign.

Photo:Tinted line drawings of Kingston House in the High Street....

Tinted line drawings of Kingston House in the High Street....

Photo:with the Church on the reverse side was produced for C & A  in fine bone china in England by Dunoon.

with the Church on the reverse side was produced for C & A in fine bone china in England by Dunoon.

Photo:A drawing of "Harpenden Parish Church", sgned R. Parkin is on a plate produced by Simport Ceramics.

A drawing of "Harpenden Parish Church", sgned R. Parkin is on a plate produced by Simport Ceramics.

Photo:A matching plate is entitled "Old Cottages, Harpenden" is also by R. Parkin.

A matching plate is entitled "Old Cottages, Harpenden" is also by R. Parkin.

Photo:A teapot stand showing the Church and cottages was presented to Harpenden Local History Society by Mrs Dibley in 1980.

A teapot stand showing the Church and cottages was presented to Harpenden Local History Society by Mrs Dibley in 1980.

This page was added by John Marlow on 12/11/2010.
Comments about this page

I am a ex Harpenden boy. who now lives in Somerset. Once a Harpenden boy you are always a Harpenden boy. I think the mugs & plates of Harpenden are very nice. If i had known about them I would have come up and bought some. as a reminder of my home town. O' well may be next time.

Editors' comment:

We are glad you enjoyed the pictures.  Unfortunately the mugs and plates are no longer for sale: these samples are in our Local History collection.

By MR. PATRICK BOYLE
On 22/02/2011

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