Hi all after an easing of lockdown. A few organisers are starting to plan and put on bottle shows in the UK once more. A few enquiries haw come in to the website/Blog so I thought it would be best to answer in this post.
The Show put on at by the Oxford boys at Haddenham was a resounding success by all accounts and feedback very positive. Well done Gary and Crew. Sadly despite withdraw symptoms I was unable to attend AHH! Plenty off fresh goddies finding new homes.
News that the Oxford Boys are holding an outside Bottle Collectors car boot fayre details below. Wishing them a fine day and all success. Should be a good one! Any questions please contact the organizers.
As promised the Dorset club has decided to hold a ‘Virtual Live show’ on the 10th May. If you have a FB account and want to participate join the Dorset Group it’s a public group and you can post on the day. I think this is the first of it’s type. Hope to see you there.
It would have been the club meeting tonight (02/04/2020) , but obviously not happening! (The Kinson Community Centre is closed until further notice even if we were allowed out!)
I will be putting some posts up on the Dorset Antique Bottles facebook Group tonight https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625786544361244/ and anyone who is a member of that group is welcome to post your competition entries on there, just for fun no voting tonight .
In line with Government recomendations re social gatherings all Dorset Club Meetings will be cancelled until further notice. All members keep an eye on this website and facebook pages for info when they will resume.
Remember we can all keep in touch via the phone and internet during this time
I am sorry to announce that after consideration of recent developments and government recommendations , we have decided to cancel the Minstead show on Sunday May 10th 2020. This decision has been made by the club for safety reasons to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.
All stallholders will of course receive a full refund.
We plan to run an online event on the Dorset Bottles facebook group instead . If anyone is interested in participating let us know.
The hamilton, (pointed egg shaped mineral water designed to be side lying in transit to stop the cork from drying out), had some interesting entries.
The more usual named town retailers had some rarer local bournemouth ones entered . Southwestern mineral water co, Wren. The earlier Froud’s of Dorchester a few over the boarder Southampton mineral Water company. An innocent looking Tapp’s patent and Horners wired on cap internal lozenge shaped stopper.
An array of cream pots.
Zara seal Standard and Mini
A dug lid
Purchases of the month I’ve not seen that South coast mineral water Company Seltzer water before.