Minstead Show 2020 Cancelled May 10th.

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.

Mike Squires

Secretary Dorset Bottle Club

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Club Meeting Feb 2020

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.

A solitary sad Poor mand Friend find



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Club meeting Jan 2020

Less members present this month due to coughs and cold’s.

Some nice beers from Class 1

Daffs , Prices, and Warners in the cures. but those labeled ones caught my eye. So rare survivors!


Galtee More GB’s

People showed off their Chrismas pressies

Dolls Heads in Class 7

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Club Meeting December 2019

The Club held it’s American Supper Christmas meeting and raffle. It was well attended and everyone enjoyed the festive feast.

A few bottles for sale

Bottles from the competitions.

Coloured lip Codd bottles.

Cream Pots

Etched bottles

Best dug

Best Bought finds

Sad find


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Club Meeting Nov 2019

Some new discoveries were shoven off this month. A newly discovered all white version of the Hygine GB shown along side the two tan known ones. An internal screw stopper version of the pretty scarce Crane and Osmond Ltd. They are usually found cork stopper. And a trio of Bournemouth Acid Etched/ sand blasted bulb neck codd’s.  ‘Painter’ ‘Dawbney’  ‘Wotton’ these were short lived small firms.

Match strikers

Amber Codds dominated the coloured codd cat a blue Wadsworths slipped in. And notice the amber Rolands Ballarat dumpy codd from Australia.



Best purchases of the Month were a plenty.

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Club meeting Oct 2020

The Club held a Fish and Chip supper where the members all tucked to to their Fish and chips, talked bottles and looked at the competition entries. We also had visitors from South Africia.

Two ginger beers.

Pouring lip inks

Local Beers

best dug

Best bought had an array of interedting items. The coloured lip minerals drew much attention.

A few sad finds and decrotive advertising plates.


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2020 Bottle show dates added

Just added the UK bottle show dates for 2020. You will notice that there is a new date in May for another Oxford show. We wish it a great success. I will add show flyers as i get them. So keep an eye out.

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Meeting Date Jan 9th 2020

Notice to all members the clubs meeting date for Jan 2020 has been changed the hall is closed on the 2nd so we will meet on Jan 9th. See you all there.

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Oxford Show Nov 30th 2019

Just to let everyone know I’ve corrected the Oxford Club Show date which was incorrectly advertised in the show calender. It’s Saturday Nov 30th. A well attended Club show and recommended. Always fresh stock to buy and the last Show of the year before Christmas.

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Surrey Club Show 2019 Chessington

Surrey Club held its show Sept 9th at Chessington Community College. Headed up the M3 and on to the M25 to the Leatherhead junction from Dorset. Always a good array of stalls and excellent displays to view. BBR held an on the road Auction here.

I was tempted by the Richard Hayward & Co Sail and cloth works Crewkerne Showcard but resisted temptation. Just over the Dorset border in Somerset.


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