C.D. Blake - a founder of WBB in the 1880's. Charles Davey Blake was one of three founder members of WBB. He was born 1n 1838 and was with WBB from 1860 until his death in 1925. He was probably the most influential person in the development of the Ball Clay industry, in his work in the field of clay sales and his interests in many of the other clay companies as well as WBB. This picture is thought to have been taken in the 1880s.