Tonight’s (17/01/10) Countryfile (BBC tv) included a visit to Wadworth in Devizes, looking at the shire horses, the cooper and the signwriter. This should be repeated later in the week and will presumably be on the iPlayer (a piece of technology beyond my very slow broadband connection)
Archive for January, 2010
I am just wondering if you can help me. I have come across a few old bottles which I used to collect. In with them was the one I have sent an image of, can you tell me anything about it as I am having no luck on the internet.
Your help and knowledge would be most helpful,
Mrs S Fletcher
David Priest is researching Holt Brothers of Burnham and a number of us have sent him images of labels in our collections.
Richard Lilley has sent the attached photograph of a couple of Coronation bottles in his collection – they are covered in what looks liek clingfilm to protect the labels. Richard says:
I saw your letter in the newsletter and thought you might like the enclosed picture. I aquired the two bottles a few years ago from a dealer in the north, he said they came from the head brewer’s office when the brewery closed. The interesting thing is that one bottle has a date for 1937 hand written on the label and the other has the date 1953 hand written but with different handwriting to the 1937 bottle. It was suggested that spare 1937 labels were used on the first 1953 bottles then the colour of the label changed from purple to dark red for the later bottles.
It occurred to me that as a history society we should really make a point of recording our own! Especially as our 40th anniversary is coming up in a couple of years’ time
If you have any memories of the early days of the BHS, or any documentation (other than Newsletters, which we have), we would love to hear from you.