Twyford keeps its history alive by donating artefacts to local organisations

Twyford historical artefacts

Twyford has donated a selection of products spanning its 150-year history to a local museum and to the city archives so that they can be enjoyed by the public for years to come, following an extensive search through its archives.

In addition to basins and toilets, Twyford uncovered artwork, photographs, awards, medals, catalogues and old television adverts in the two day exercise undertaken at its Alsager warehouse, with some pieces dating back as far as the late 1800s.

Twyford have held on to some of the products to display, including medals from the International Health Exhibition of 1884 for patent development and the National Exhibition in Brussels in 1958, for its “contribution to a more humane world”. The rest have been donated to the Black Country Living Museum for the general public to enjoy and the Stoke-on-Trent City Archive for the public and for academics to support research.

Says Sabine Mané, Head of Marketing at Twyford:
“We had an interesting and enjoyable two days cataloguing everything in our archives and were amazed by some of the discoveries of long forgotten artefacts. Now that many of them are back in the public domain we hope that they will be enjoyed for many years.”

Says David Eveleigh, Director of Collections, Learning & Research at the Black Country Living Museum:
“The story of the development of modern sanitaryware is an important one and yet one that is not fully recognised so we are delighted to be able to augment our collection of domestic equipment with these splendid pieces, to make them accessible to a wider audience.”