Potted Histories Mugs
Designed by us at The Durham Cow our exclusive ‘Potted Histories’ range of mugs feature fascinating facts and figures about some of the famous and not-so-famous people, lifestyles and locations that have helped to create the rich and diverse history of Northern England and the Scottish borders.
Although the designs are created individually, many combine into topic series like ‘The Border Reivers’ that form a ready-reference of northern knowledge to be enjoyed with a nice cup of tea! In general the idea is to present information as an unobtrusive memory challenge which over time (and a few hot drinks) will allow the reader to better appreciate the unique character of our historic northern countryside.
Designs are printed on premium quality, 11 oz ceramic mugs using a highly durable dye sublimation technique which means that they are safe to use in microwaves and dishwashers. Researched, photographed and illustrated in-house the designs can be personalized on request for a small extra charge.
You can purchase your mug by clicking on any of the item numbers in the table below and following the link to the checkout. Click on the thumbnail in the Design Image column to see a larger version of the design. For orders over £30 shipping is FREE. Please allow up to 5 working days for delivery as some items will need to be specially printed. Business sellers please contact us directly to talk about trade discounts and your particular requirements.
Currently we have the following designs with more on the way:
|Item Number||Series||Design Theme||Design Image|
|MU01-BR-001||Border Reivers||Archbishop of Glasgow's 'Monition of Cursing'|
|MU01-BR-002||Border Reivers||Carlisle Castle|
|MU01-BR-003||Border Reivers||Map of the border marches|
|MU01-BR-004||Border Reivers||Border reiver nicknames|
|MU01-BR-005||Border Reivers||Border reiver surnames|
|MU01-BR-006||Border Reivers||How to identify a border reiver|
|MU01-BR-007||Border Reivers||Extract from the poem 'The Raiders' by W H Ogilvie|
|MU01-DS-001||Durham Series||Durham - Historic County Palatine|
|MU01-DS-002||Durham Series||Durham, St Cuthbert and the Haliwerfolk|
|MU01-DS-003||Durham Series||Prince Bishops of Durham 1071-1836|
|MU01-DS-004||Durham Series||Durham Cathedral - 2013 Lumiere projection 'Blue & Gold'|
|MU01-DS-005||Durham Series||Durham Cathedral - 2013 Lumiere projection 'Sanctuary Knocker'|
|MU01-DS-006||Durham Series||Durham Cathedral - 2013 Lumiere projection 'Stained Glass Window'|
|MU01-DS-007||Durham Series||Durham Cathedral - 2013 Lumiere projection 'Construction'|
|MU01-DS-008||Durham Series||Sanctuary knocker and sanctuary seeker's vow|
|MU01-DS-009||Durham Series||Durham Cathedral & Fulling Mill|