Hallmarks of Antique Glass - Wilkinson

I've recently been dipping into my copy of this book - unfortunately, I believe, out of print, and not likely to be reprinted.  It's full of fascinating information about the history of the Stourbridge Glass industry.  What it must have been like to see one of the "Friggars Parades"!  - where the glassmakers practised their skills on a Saturday, and when the finished pieces had been removed from the lear - his spelling for lehr - on the Sunday morning, they were taken by their owners on a tour of the local hosteries...  The best piece was chosen, and it was then the responsibility of the glasshouse where it had been made to put it into production, if that was feasible.  Perhaps an idea to be revived for a future Festival of Glass? Though, of course, many of the inns have now closed....