1956        February 6 - 10
Blackpool Gifts & Fancy Goods Fair
 
Blackpool, Lancashire
 
P&G 1.56 p10 (Fair preview):
AE Gray & Co Ltd (stand 230) are another firm showing kitchenware. Their exhibits will include their range obtainable in strong colours which have the advantage of being available as loose stock so that the housewife can make up a harlequin kitchen set. Gray's are also taking the opportunity of the Fair to launch a series of six contemporary patterns for tea and dinner ware which have every indication of following the customary success of this firm's designs.
 
PG 2.56 p290 (Fair preview):
Tea and dinner ware, table sundries, contemporary kitchenware and fancies, steins, cigarette boxes and tobacco jars (hunting, coach and inn  scenes), lustre resists, vases, lamp bases, souvenir items, boxed gift ware, including TV sets.
 
P&G 3.56 p76 (Fair review):
Outstanding sellers were the coloured kitchenware, a pleasant change being run with the design chiefly in colour and with the white restricted to only an occasional ring. Most popular colour was a pillar-box red (illustration of framed pot-lids).
 
PG 3.56 p428 (Fair review):
Hitherto more noted for tableware and ornamental pieces, presentation lines, etc, AE Gray & Co Ltd succeeded in catching the eye as producers of top-class kitchenware. Beautifully modelled, and decorated in six colours, this ware was relieved by sgraffito rings. They reported many sample orders. Complementary to this range were some very nice beakers. Mr SC Talbot said that several buyers showed considerable restraint and tolerance at having to wait for attention. Some said they would call at the Stoke factory after the Fair.