There is sadly very little recorded about Till & Son/s but we do come across the odd snippet or reference to Thomas Till or extended family that we would like to share on this page.
Probably the most recorded 'snippet', however, is that Till & Son were awarded a Certificate of Merit at the Paris Exhibition in 1855. Details can be found in the French /English Catalogue entitled ;
"Universal Exhibiton 1855, Catalogue of the Works Exhibited in The British Section of the Exhibition in French and English with exhibitors' PROSPECTUSES, PRICES CURRENT, &..." ["Eposition Universalle, 1855 Catalogue des objets expose's Les section dans Brittanique de L'Expostion en Anglais et Francais avec des prospectus, prix courants, etc., des exposants.]
Details of the entry can be found on page 47. Till.,T., and Son can also be found in the index at the back of the catalogue
Section B. Stoneware, Exhibition no. 1231, Till., T., and Son, Sytch Pottery, Burslem, Stoke-upon-Trent. Sandstone Earthenware
[1231 Till., T., et fils 'a Stoke-nur-Trent, Stafford, A. [Anglais] - Potteries de gr'es]
We have not been able to find any further reference such as an advert or illustration of what was exhibited unfortunately. We are hoping to be able to search other records such as The Staffordshire Sentinal which has a few references to the Till family during production. We recently bought a souvenier coin that was produced for the Paris Exhibition. Now all we need to do is find out what Thomas and Edwin took for display at the exhibition... I wonder if they bought a souvenier coin?!
The Life Boat Journal of the National Life Boat Institution recorderd on page 555 under the Staffordshire, Hanley Branch, that they received a donation towards their cause by Till, T. and Son for one pound and ten shillings. [That is equivilant to £1.50 today but I'm perfectly sure it was a respectable sum to donate before 1861...]