50th anniversary of famous potter’s death to be marked with exhibition

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 April 2019

William Fishley Holland. Picture: Derek Lilly

William Fishley Holland. Picture: Derek Lilly

Derek Lilly

An exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of a famous potter’s death is being held at a National Trust site.

William Fishley Holland is still remembered as the man who arrived in Clevedon in 1921 to help run the pottery at Clevedon Court after its founder, Sir Edmund Elton, died.

William was a well-known and respected member of the community, participating in groups such as the town council, debating society and flower show committee.

He penned an autobiography titled 50 Years A Potter and received national acclaim as one of the country's most famous.

The small display has been put together at Clevedon Court, in Court Hill, and is now open.

It can be viewed from 2-5pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

His life and work will also be the subject of a chapter in Jane Lilly's latest volume for the Community Bookshop which will be published in October.

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