Family plea to save Wedgwood Museum as 250 years of history hangs in the balance
As the latest issue of TI was literally going to press we heard that members of the Wedgwood family have pleaded with the UK Attorney General to save the Wedgwood Museum, in an open letter to the national press.
Descendants of Josiah Wedgwood from the famed Barlaston pottery are asking the government to intervene and save the 10,000 piece ceramic collection held in their on-site museum.
The museums contents is understood to be worth around £18 million but could be sold to the highest bidder because a High Court ruling found the museum's trust liable for the pensions deficit of the Waterford Wedgwood company, which went bust in 2009. It is thought the collection will be broke up and sold to foreign collectors to help pay the deficit.
We'll have more on this story over the forthcoming weeks as we get more developments.