A Shropshire Lad!

Hello all!

It was over 120 years ago that a book of poetry entitled “A Shropshire Lad” was printed, and yet here on offer at Bibury there was photographed last month a charming snuff or baccy box. More unusual than many, this example being named, with the location too.¬†

Pop along to see if it can be added to your collection, or maybe start from here!

See you soon perhaps, our next vent is July 1st 2018.

Regards, Andy.

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Rogation Sunday!

Hello all!

 Here is a Rogation mug for Rogation Sunday.

Never heard of it? Well, as a kid in the village choir we used to carry an old plough, painted and cleaned every year, into the church where it would be left in the aisle during the service and then get blessed by the vicar.

This is symbolic of blessing the land and the farmers, workers and the potential crops that all come from the land.

Quite appropriate as I now keep bees, and they are a massively important part of farming, helping to pollinate the crops. Not just honey bees, Bumble bees too!

So, here is a Rogation Mug. They vary massively, but this is one of at least two that will be for sale at Bibury Antiques Fair on May 6th!

Hope you like it! Regards, Andy.

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Front of Rogation Mug

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Back of Rogation Mug

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Part inside Rogation Mug