Ok, so, part 2!
I’m going to start this one off with my favourite find EVER! As in terms of local history, this definitely is the most interesting. I genuinely love this, just because it really helped my passion for this blossom. There’s something about about actually discovering something yourself, and taking the initiative to go out and research and understand the history of it that i love 🙂
Anyway, firstly, I dig up the piece of clay pipe in the image below. not sure how well you can see that, but it says 26 D L Adamson.
On the other side of the pipe is this:
Hope this ones a little clearer. It says “Hero of the Ship Canal”
Very exciting, when I did some research into him, and found that DL Adamson = Daniel Adamson, and that he was the driving force behind convincing millions of workers to back the Manchester Ship Canal Scheme
Here’s a Wikipedia link to him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Adamson
And half way down this page is his obituary, composed by The Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society: http://www.g4fas.net/Daniel_Adamson_b1820_d1890Lit&Phil.html
Also in the image below, you see the plain pipe bowl.. well, initially, I had a pipe bowl which perfectly fitted this pipe, with an image of a ship (in reference to the Manchester Ship canal) on it, but i have -devastatingly- misplaced it. I’m still on the hunt for it though, so if/ when I find it, I’ll update this post and pop it on. fingers crossed i find it, it was a really nice piece.
Ok, so moving on…
this is another pipe I found, separate to all of the above. I like the textured pattern on this one.
The below pictures, I think are another ink pot (different the the big brown one in the previous post, and no lip, which the brown one has.) Someone also told me it may be a medicine bottle, but as I say, not too sure.
This below one was awesome to uncover, just because its in perfect condition! A really pretty decorative dessert spoon.
Ok next, is a really cute little brown Bovril bottle. I learned that the number on the bottom of the bottle is indicative of quantity.
This is – I think- part of a bridle/ equipment for horses? Again- correct me if I’m wrong!
And lastly, this. I just like this because I was intrigued when I pulled a lump opf metal out of the ground, still covered in dirt, and was in awe that it was really small, but ridiculously heavy. It took several washes/ cleaning for it to get its shape, where it becomes easily identifiable as the weight on a plum line.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get out more in the coming months, and dig around to my heart’s content!
As always, any comments will be very well received, particularly if you have any more info/ can better identify anything on here!
Thanks for reading!