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Additional information on certain exhibitions can be found on the  Exhibitions Resources page

The following abbreviations are used for magazine references:

PG          The Pottery Gazette/The Pottery Gazette and Glass Trade Review*
P&GR    Pottery and Glass Record*
P&G       Pottery and Glass*
               * these journals were incorporated into Tableware International, owned by Lema Publishing Ltd
B.I.F.     British Industries Fair

Gray’s Pottery participated in both national and international exhibitions and was present at various trade shows throughout the life of the company. The annual British Industries Fair was an important showcase for decorative arts in the first half of the twentieth century and was held as listed below:

    Note ” the Potteries Fair to be replaced by the new British Industries Fair in London” – Pottery and Glass Record (4) 1915 page 19

1st B.I.F.1915Agricultural Hall, Islington, London
2nd B.I.F.1916Victoria & Albert Museum, London
3rd B.I.F.1917Victoria & Albert Museum and the Imperial Institute, London
4th B.I.F.1918Pennington Street premises of the London Dock
5th B.I.F.1919Pennington Street premises of the London Dock
6th B.I.F.1920Crystal Palace, London
7th B.I.F.1921White City, Shepherds Bush, London
8th B.I.F.1922White City, Shepherds Bush, London
9th B.I.F.1923White City, Shepherds Bush, London
10th B.I.F.1924White City, Shepherds Bush, London
11th B.I.F.1926White City, Shepherds Bush, London
12th B.I.F.1927White City, Shepherds Bush, London and Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
13th B.I.F.1928White City, Shepherds Bush, London and Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
14th B.I.F.1929White City, Shepherds Bush, London and Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
15th B.I.F.1930Olympia, London
16th B.I.F.1931Olympia, London
17th B.I.F.1932Olympia, London
18th B.I.F.1933Olympia, London
19th B.I.F.1934Olympia, London
20th B.I.F.1935Olympia, London
21st B.I.F.1936Olympia, London
22nd B.I.F.1937Olympia, London
23rd B.I.F.1938Olympia, London
24th B.I.F.1939Olympia, London (Referred to as the 25th Fair)
25th B.I.F.1947Olympia, London
26th B.I.F.1948Earl’s Court, London
27th B.I.F.1949Earl’s Court, London
28th B.I.F.1950Earl’s Court, London
29th B.I.F.1951Earl’s Court, London (the last B.I.F. where Gray’s Pottery exhibited)
30th B.I.F.1952Earl’s Court, London

This section contains a chronological list of the known events with a Gray’s Pottery presence. Some images are contemporary, taken from written evidence of the period (often from the trade journals) and therefore considered to be definitive; others shown in [square brackets] or [square brackets] are the best estimate of what might have been on show.

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