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One 'Farmers Arms' jug produced is most unusual because it is very much brighter and more expensive in style than the others that were made - with a solid, bright sky, blue background and gold leaf edging - much more sophisticated glazing than is usual. Most Farmers Arms pottery and china is simple in design and muted in colour (usually with the black transfer print being the only decoration, or muted colours surrounded by a black transfer design border), in keeping with the sentiment of the verses printed on them. The cider was drunk from traditional Cider Mugs of varying design and capacity with one, two or three handles. used by the pottery of Lancaster & Sandland Ltd of Dresden Works, Hanley, Staffs wwho traded from 1944 to 1970s. The 'Farmers Arms' mugs bear an agricultural theme and were used extensively in the cider drinking areas of the West of England almost two centuries ago. Apparently dating from the late 1700's up until the middle of the last century, quite a lot of china and pottery was produced in England with variations of the Farmers Arms poem. The Adams family produced pottery in Staffordshire back to the 17th century although they are no longer in existence some of the designs are still manufactured by Wedgwood. Although the men still hunted for extra food, the African people were mainly herders of cattle, sheep and goats, an cultivators of the soil.

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Cider was made on individual farms and was stored in large wooden casks each holding up to 100 gallons or more.

I shear my own fleece and I wear it I have lawns, I have bow'rs I have fruits, I have flow'rs The lark is my morning alarmer So jolly boys now, here's God speed the Plough, Long life and success to the Farmer.

While the verse doesn't mention any of the headaches farmers have always had to contend with - the vagaries of the season, physically demanding work, increasing costs and decreasing prices - it does sum up very nicely the feeling of independence and satisfying productivity that is at the heart of every farmer.

Burgess & Leigh apparently also produced a mug with the following verse: We plough the fertile meadow And sow the furrow'd land But yet the waving harvest Depends on God's own hand 'Tis his mercy gives us The sunshine and the rain That paints in verdant beauty The mountain and the plain.

There are also ironstone mugs produced by Burleigh Pottery, Staffordshire, (producing since 1851 and best known for producing blue and white china, eg with the well known 'calico chintz' pattern) titled 'God Speed the Plough' and 'Industry Produceth Wealth' with the same 'Farmers Arms' poem.

Cider was made on individual farms and was stored in large wooden casks each holding up to 100 gallons or more. I shear my own fleece and I wear it I have lawns, I have bow'rs I have fruits, I have flow'rs The lark is my morning alarmer So jolly boys now, here's God speed the Plough, Long life and success to the Farmer. While the verse doesn't mention any of the headaches farmers have always had to contend with - the vagaries of the season, physically demanding work, increasing costs and decreasing prices - it does sum up very nicely the feeling of independence and satisfying productivity that is at the heart of every farmer. Burgess & Leigh apparently also produced a mug with the following verse: We plough the fertile meadow And sow the furrow'd land But yet the waving harvest Depends on God's own hand 'Tis his mercy gives us The sunshine and the rain That paints in verdant beauty The mountain and the plain. There are also ironstone mugs produced by Burleigh Pottery, Staffordshire, (producing since 1851 and best known for producing blue and white china, eg with the well known 'calico chintz' pattern) titled 'God Speed the Plough' and 'Industry Produceth Wealth' with the same 'Farmers Arms' poem. Burgess & Leigh (B & L Ltd., Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent) also produced pottery with the 'Farmers Arms' poem on it around a century ago - cups and saucers and plates, and a large punchbowl with a set of mugs to match.