Harris & Pearson's Office as depicted in a 97 year old catalogue print
Image of Harris & Pearson text

Recording the History of the Harris & Pearson Company

One of the aims of this project is to piece together a historical record of the Harris & Pearson Company.

Perhaps you have some memories of this building or you know someone who worked here? Maybe you or your relative went on one of the Harris and Pearson works outings such as the one shown in the photograph on the right? Select the photo to see a larger view.

If you have any memories which you would like to share with us please contact us.

A number of former employees have recorded their memories. Listen to excerpts from some of these recordings here.

Follow the link on on this page to read the fascinating story of Harrison & Pearson (pdf file 93kb) and notes about the manufacture of glass house pots (pdf file 692kb) recounted by Harry Smith.

Find out more about Hans Schwarz, the designer of an attractive 8 page booklet outlining the history of the company from 1852-1952.

Get Adobe Reader - link to Adobe web siteThe text files available from this page can be downloaded in Word or pdf format. To read a pdf file you need Adobe Reader. You can download this free from the Adobe Web Site.

Works outing, 1925. Select the image or caption below to see a larger view in a new window.
The works outing to Weston-Super-Mare 4th July 1925

Download recollections

Hanz Schwarz

Harry Smith

Harry Smith's Story
Pdf :92 kb
Word: 33.5 kb

The Manufacture of Glass House Pots by Harry Smith
Pdf :692 kb
Word: 602 kb

Long Service Medals for Mrs E. Cartwright, Mr R. Cartwright and Mrs N. Coleman

R.E. Cook Sketches and Memories

Documents provided by Margie Pearson including a 1775 ledger, an 1883 advertisement and a picture of the Pearson family home.

Photo contributed by Michael Coley-Smith who is related to the Pearson family

Oral History Recordings

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