The Verwood and District Potteries Trust

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Pots, Brooms & Hurdles from The Heathlands

By Jo Draper £7.50 including postage and packing.

Pots, Brooms, Hurdles, Thatching Spars, Sheep Cribs and even Hay Rakes were made in the Heathlands of East Dorset, using the natural resources of both the heathlands and adjacent coppiced woodlands. This book explores the whole network of these lost trades; the landscape which supported them; and the life of local people.

The cover illustration: A Verwood Pottery bread bin, two jugs and a costrel stand in front of a hurdle against which leans a besom broom. Buy this book.