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The Abbey Books

Our interest in Farnham Greenware was sparked off by Geraldine's collection of Elsie Jeanette Oxenham's 'Abbey series' books. Characters in the books discover the Farnham Pottery by chance.

Elsie Oxenham is generally included as one of the 'big three' childrens authors. Elsie was born in 1880 and died in 1960. Her other interests that feature strongly in the books are, Folk Music, Country Dancing, Camp Fire and Guides.

After discovering that the pottery was still in existence we decided to visit it, and see for ourselves why Elsie Oxenham had become so enthusiastic about the pottery. She had her fictional characters owning 'Greenwares' in the blue, green and brown glazes.

For further information see the Abbey Chronicle Website.


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