Just had a fascinating email from a kind reader who wishes to remain anonymous. He’s been pottering around a a site in Brownhills (he’d rather not say where, for obvious reasons) and he’s found some interesting old bottles. He’s like readers help in identifying what they may be.
It’s suspected that one bottle may have contained Camp Coffee mix, but the earthenware jar is of particular note. Any ideas, folks? Comment here, please, or BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.
Earthenware one is probably an ink jar. Brings back memories of digging for bottles in the 1970s at Sandon and Whittington Hurst. I dug a lovely blue poison bottle that my uncle tried to buy for 50p, even tho’ they were then worth three quid… also dug up pot lids and a gin trap….. you need to know where the dumps were.
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Hi Bob lovin ur website for sure , those that have lived in the local area will for sure know where these items came up, we all did it as kids on a sunday afternoon of which i still have loads of bottles and clay pipes and a splendid roberts brewry water jug a pic of which will be sure to follow :o)
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