Object Type: artefact

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Stoneware bottle made by R. White, London (regd). It would have been stoppered with a cork.

Robert & Mary White started selling ginger beer in 1845 from their home in Camberwell. By 1869, they had five factories. The company was taken over by Whitbread in the 1960s, and by Britvic in 1986. The bottles could be returned: “R White’s ginger beer goes off pop, a penny on the bottle when you take it to the shop“. Stealing the bottles and making drinks to sell in another manufacturer’s name was a common offence – hence the ‘regd’ mark.

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Lapel or cap badge of RAF 518 Squadron found on a sports field in South Island, New Zealand, in 2019 (32 x 20 mm). Made in Birmingham by HW Miller – medal, badge and button manufacturers since the 1930s. 518 Squadron – Meteorological Observers was stationed on Tiree during WWII. Only a handful of New Zealand men served at RAF Tiree, and it is presumed that the badge belonged to one of them and was dropped on his returned to New Zealand. The badge depicts a hand holding a key with the inscription ‘Tha an Iuchair againn-ne / We hold the key’.

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Small copper coin known as a Copper Turner or Half Groat (two pence) from the reign of King Charles I 1625-1649. Found near Kenavara. About the size of a modern 1p coin.

Obverse: crowned CR with legend “CAR.D.G.SCOT.ANG.FRA.ET.HIBR” – Charles by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland

 

 

 

Reverse: thistle with legend “NEMO ME IMPVNE LACESSET” – No one shall hurt me with impunity

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