[Bell Historians] Hanley Stoke on Trent

Dave Simpson d.simpson11 at r9r--O9I479RsHiZ7P9uXj9IcXDOYR4bglbPn742Z5DL07KJglOj7pqad0OQ4x-PSTORyODaloBOxaIe5N9SLQ.yahoo.invalid
Sun Oct 18 19:04:11 BST 2009


From: David <mailto:davidbryant at Mi4Dipj9OlowOJqlYfcvgkZFGZy2YQYlEK70ywDHFmhrHATE_LiIovR-2wVllzJXAGkX2w_lmL0Ov_AF_NF09FE.yahoo.invalid>  Bryant 

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I haven't read all of the documentation yet, but has anyone located
surviving relatives of those who the bells commemorate, and asked for their


Of the two war memorial bells, the 5th was given by Johnson Bros. The
Johnson family lived in Stone in a large house close to St Michael's church.

Ernest Johnson, a one time company Chairman, was also a church warden at
Stone. Two of the Johnson brothers were killed with in a month of each other
in the Great War


We have just made contact with his grandson, David, who still worships at St
Michael's. David is keen to support the move to Stone.

He is a well known business figure in the Potteries and was Founding
Chairman and Chief Executive of Steelite.  Steelite International was
established in 1983, following the purchase of the hotel ware division of
Royal Doulton by David Johnson.



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