Time was short today so we decided to revisit the small farm tip we found last year. Our last visit was in August during a dry spell, and we were of the opinion that the tip was in a dried out stream bed. Well, this was confirmed as soon as we arrived today when we found most of the tip under water. There was plenty of H2O in the stream today, which meant that we had to keep to the edges where it was driest.
Leaving my camera at home meant that we had no photographs today, so the little that we did find could not be photographed until we got home. As usual, most of the bottles were junk, pretty modern, with a few older bits, mostly broken, inbetween. We called it a day after about an hour and a half, fed up with the frustration of not being able to dig where we wanted and the distinct lack of finds. In a complete turnaround to our last visit, when Stephen took home the early blue Trefriw spa bottle and the blue penny perfume, this time I took the spoils.
A nice pipe with a silver mouthpiece:
A closeup of the hallmarks, dating to Chester 1894:
Bloody Hell!! What was this doing in there?: