The Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild Talk

  • Date: 4th April 2020
  • Location: Gladstone Pottery Museum  Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 1PQ 
  • Time: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Cost: Free (normal admission applies to the rest of the museum)

Find out about the Duchess' social enterprise.

Did you know that in the grounds of the Trentham Estate there was once a factory that produced the most exquisite silver and silver plated metal ware?

In existence for only 20 very-successful years, with a shop in Bond Street and a clientele that included Queen Victoria and most of British Aristocracy, the company known as The Duchess of Sutherland Cripples' Guild was the pioneering project of the Last Duchess who lived in Trentham Hall.

Millicent Sutherland Leveson Gower was a society beauty but also a socialist whose history is joined at the hip with our six towns.

Come and find out more about this amazing woman and enjoy a unique opportunity to see a private collection of Cripples' Guild ware.

Call us on 01782 237777 to book a place.

Gladstone Pottery Museum website

Duchess of Sutherland Cripples' Guild website