Diamond Jubilee pottery unveiled

The Queen may wish to add another crown to her collection after a ceramic piece, made in Stoke-on-Trent, to celebrate her diamond jubilee has been unveiled.

Designed to hold sweets and other treats, the red and blue crown is part of a new Emma Bridgewater pottery collection designed to celebrate the historic event.

Decorated with bright colours, corgi dogs waving Union flags, lions, and the straplines ``60 years a Queen'' and ``steadfast and true'', the collection arose from a love of Great Britain and the royals, Ms Bridgewater said.

The collection also features a pint mug, egg cups, a tin tea caddy, plates, bowls, a teapot and tea towels.

Between 2,000 and 3,000 mugs are being produced at the Stoke-on-Trent factory every week.

It's just one company out of a few in the Midlands who are  taking part in the celebrations.

The Lyneal Trust says two of their canal boats -the Shropshire Lass and Shropshire Lad have been chosen to travel the 220 miles to London to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3rd June 2012.


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