March 2018 Club Meeting cancelled

Just to let everyone know this Months Meeting Thursday 1st Will be cancelled. Whilst we don’t know for certain that the forcast snow will happen given the risk and the distances traveled by members and after a discussion with the Community Centre Manager. It has been decided to cancel the regular monthly meeting tomorrow evening when the worst snow is forcast for our region. We don’t wish members to be potentially stranded.

We hope to see all our regular and new members when we meet up again in April.

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Bottle Show Calender for 2018

Just updated the bottle show calender for 2018 if you have a show let us know and I’ll add it to the list.

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Doset Club Minsted Bottle show 2018 May 13th

Just a Quick post to let you all know that the Dorset Club are having their anual club show at Minstead Village Hall on May the Sunday May 13th (2nd sunday in May). We are currently in the planning stages and hope to follow the usual formula of general sales tables, displays and refesments.  look forward to seeing everyone old and new faces.

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Club competitions updated for 2018

Hi all just updated the club monthly competitions for 2018.

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Dorset Antique bottle club Meeting April 2017

Good turnout for this meeting with lots of preparation for the coming club show at Minstead Village Hall Sunday May 14th.

The competion entries were excellent some flat bottomed hamiltons / Skittles

Favorite black and white potlid brought out some stunners.


2 Soda Syphons brought out some coloured’s and a few white rarities.

There were some dug items this month

Best bought item of the month was very a very well entered category

This Harris pot is a modern reproduction the glaze and over transfer printing a dead giveaway from the original. But makes a nice pen pot.

On the other end of the spectrum Paul brought in his Roman Glass tears and oil lamp. not in bad nick for 2000 years old!


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Hot news ‘Saving The Fizz’ New book out now

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Count Down To Minstead Dorsets Bottle collectors Club show

We are starting to count down the weeks and days to the Dorset club show. Our Flyers have been circulating around the other bottle shows and locally.

Stall booking are similar to last year. if any one wishes to have one get in contact with Mike.

The big questions are what will we have on display this year.

The tea pot is being fired up and the cakes being planned

Come along for a natter view and a bargain or three. The emphasis is to have a grand day out.

Or Make a weekend of it? For you motoring fans the event coincides with the Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. See that New Forest scenery maybe the odd newborn foal. Gardens are starting to open and show.

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