who is E W Usher

View previous topic View next topic Go down

who is E W Usher

Post by Yorkiepotty on Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:42 pm

My gran used to have a 3d cottage wall plate
and after 30 years I have now found two for myself

one is a Water mill by E W Usher
the other an interior of a possible manor house

Does any one know who E W Usher was,
ie, were born, who they worked for etc

Plates arnt valuable , but I would like to know more about the artist/designer

thanks in advance

Yorkiepotty

Male Number of posts: 1
Location: Northamptonshire
Registration date: 2009-11-24

Back to top Go down

Re: who is E W Usher

Post by Manbearpig on Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:56 am

I would be interested too. My great aunt had a harbour scene which I inherited when she passed away. My memory is dim now, but recall she once said she bought it from a local artist on holiday?? This would probably have been when she was married soon after the 2nd world war, as she was very fond of bus trips to south coast resorts likes Torquay. However the only other references to this artist I have come across were on a Canadian website.....but the scenes seem too twee English for an overseas connection surely? Please post up anything you find out

Manbearpig

Number of posts: 2
Location: UK
Registration date: 2011-07-24

Back to top Go down

Re: who is E W Usher

Post by big ed on Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:13 am

Check out Guildcraft Ware , I think there may be a connection , Ed

_________________
They say a woman's work is never done , that's probably why they get paid less .

big ed
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts: 12131
Age: 60
Location: UK
Registration date: 2008-03-22

Back to top Go down

E W Usher

Post by Syltony1 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:11 pm

Greetings from the land Downunder.

I have just noticed your post asking for information concerning E W Usher, he is or was my dads brother, my late uncle teddy, Probably born in India as his father was a regular soldier as was my Father Charles Walter Usher. Edward was a talented artist but as a youg child sufferd from ( I Think ) from TB of the spine and spent long periods in hospital. Uncle Ted was I guess what you would call the first " Hippy " long before the term was used. At University he had long shoulder length hair and beard, wore red suites and kaftans, you have to remember most of what I'm telling you are things my parents told me and my Mum had a scrap book with cuttings from newspapers of the time with stories about Teddy, I'm not sure when he started making his wall plaques but I understand he was quite successful for a while and had factories around the world.
As a child I met him quite often and last time my wife and I were in the UK we spent a week with him and his wife Leo, I have a number of photos if you are interested.

Cheers Anthony Usher

Syltony1

Number of posts: 1
Location: Australia
Registration date: 2011-11-12

Back to top Go down

Re: who is E W Usher

Post by skay on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:16 pm

Welcome Anthony

Yes please, we'd love to see pictures.

xx

_________________
Nic wrote:A WMF lady exposes her breasts at me every morning when I open the curtains

big ed wrote:"just 3 a month could save a wasp "

brin mcardle wrote:Probably no surprise...I love this

skipposal wrote:Mod-confusing is a new sport Clap

Taylor Thomas wrote:Have you got enough quotes Sue?

l33ham180 wrote:the wife wants massive

skay
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts: 4148
Location: England
Registration date: 2008-02-03

Back to top Go down

Re: who is E W Usher

Post by Manbearpig on Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:47 am

Here is some information that Tony sent about EW Usher, I don't think he would mind if I reproduced it verbatim;

"Here are a few more bits of information and photos on my Uncle Edward ( Teddy ) Usher, My family lived in Manchester ( Cheetham Hill ) closely connected with The Manchester Ice Palace where my Dad Charles his dad also Charles, my Brother Clive all worked, my Grandparents live next door to the Ice palace in an old Police station that connected to the Rink.

As a young guy I remember Teddy living in an old Victorian mansion on Cheetham Hill, he and his wife Violet ( Who changed her name to Leo later in life , I don't know why ) and baby daughter Elizabeth had a one bedroom flat at the very top of this house, a fantastic place with a huge domed ceiling in the bedroom that you could get an echo if you lay in the middle of the bed , I loved to take mates there as there was nude drawings of Violet that Ted had done that actually showed pubic hair, unknown in those days !! He also drove a Sunbeam Alpine very cool.
Teddy and my Father never seemed to have much of a relationship, something in the past I guess, anyway Teddy started to make the wall plaques and became semi famous and made quite a lot of money and moved down to the Painton in the South of England .

Sylvia and I emigrated to Australia in 1966 and now live in Queensland after spending our first forty odd years in Sydney we last saw Teddy and Leo in 1983 when we were in the UK for an extended holiday we spent an interesting week with them, Ted was one of those people who was a great story teller but also a great listener one of the worlds true odd balls, small in statue from his childhood illness but huge in ego."





Manbearpig

Number of posts: 2
Location: UK
Registration date: 2011-07-24

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum