Alf Roberts Grocer (Mrs Thatcher’s Birthplace) – Limited Edition

Alf
Robert, Alderman and Mayor of Grantham ran a Grocery store and
Post Office on the corner of North Parade and Broad Street for
over 30 years in the 1920s to 1950s. He and his wife Beatrice
had two daughters, the second of whom became Britain’s first
woman Prime Minister.

Thebuilding was built in the late 18th Century and the actual
model produced is based on a photo of it around 1912.

Hazle Boyles says "Being on a corner, I could have chosen
either of the two sides to model, but I liked the semi-circular
window at the top of the house. It is a feature which is to
be found on a number of other buildings in Grantham, and one
we haven’t done in any other ceramic."

The building has been produced in two editions – a larger model
in a Limited Edition of 1000 (pictured
right
), and a smaller general release model.

For more details visit the Hazle
Ceramics
web site.

Visit the WCN Hazle Ceramics
information pages and message board.


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