Worcester dinnerware traces its origins back to 1751, when it began producing porcelain in Worcester, England.What collectors know in modern times as Royal Worcester bone china dates from 1862, when the company became the Worcester Royal Porcelain Company.The mark was created to identify the type of material used (known as the ), how many items were included, (sometimes known as bundles or packages, and the date of registration.
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which produced the effect of a beam of light; though at first it was barely discerible, merely a pin prick shimmering through heat haze rising from the track.
But there was no mistaking what was hurtling towards you; the glimmer of light would slowly transform into the distinctive streamlined shape of a 'Streak - so sleek and dashing; a thoroughbred racing machine in full flight, rocking and swaying over the points like a wild stallion.
I recall seeing the Class A4s romping through Thirsk station on countless occasions, and I'll never forget the titled trains they hauled: 'The Talisman'; 'The Heart of Midlothian'; 'The Norseman'; the 'Tees-Tyne Pullman'; 'The Aberdonian'; 'The Flying Scotsman' - and, of course, 'The longest scheduled non-stop railway journey in the world…but wait! Driver Mc Cloud has seen a signal check and applies the brakes. The film sequences by cinematographer Billy Williams of 60017 Silver Fox at speed captures the whole drama perfectly, a great film to lift the nation's spirits during the immediate post-war era.
The A4 slows to a crawl; the tension mounts, the guard glances anxiously at his watch, but the signalman gives the 'all clear'. This excellent film is included on the BFI British Transport Films DVD compilation 'On and Off the Rails'…click(Above-Below) The mid-morning departures of both up and down 'Elizabethan's' from London Kings Cross and Edinburgh Waverley meant a tea time arrival at both English and Scottish capitals; a 393-mile non-stop journey of 6 hours 30 minutes with an average speed of a mile per minute.
You can ignore the number at the bottom of the diamond - this tells us how many items were included in the registration, (sometimes known as bundles or packages).
From the other numbers and letters we can work out the date of the registration.
(Below) A nameplate measuring 86½" long, and clearly in ex-loco condition, went under the hammer for £27,000 at a Great Central Railwayana Auction on 13th July 2013.
Originally numbered 4487 and named Sea Eagle, this Class A4 was built at Doncaster Works in 1937; the loco changed its name following an overhaul at the Plant on the 1st October 1947 when it emerged bearing the name of the Deputy Chairman of the LNER.
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