Thanks to everyone who came to the premiere of "Wading for Treasures" featuring Jane Eastman @myordinarytreasure, who takes us on a trip to some of her favorite rivers in England, where she finds treasures buried in the silt of the riverbed for centuries. She also shows some of her favorite pieces in her collection, sharing information about where they came from originally and a bit of their history. Click above or watch on YouTube.
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Thanks to Jane for these fun prizes for attendees!
- Collection of five late 19th/early 20th century bottles in aqua glass, including an iodine phial, Eiffel Tower Lemonade powder, Mason's Extract (herb beer), Daddies Sauce (table sauce), and Owbridge's Lung Tonic.
- Collection of river finds, including an "anglers" fish-scales pipe bowl (late 19th century), a gaming "dib" or "gob," aqua sauce stopper, lead soldier, Codd marble, 1917 George V penny, and a river key.
- Antique Codd bottle, circa 1900, from United Aerated Water Co. Ltd. with the pictorial of a local 15th century monument, known as the Buttercross.
Congratulations to Dreena on winning a Bling Beach Glass Window!
What kind of events would you like to see in the future? We’re planning Beachcombing Club virtual events for the rest of the year, and we'd love to know what interests you most. Dreena took the poll and her name was randomly selected to win a Wanderer Window! Answer the poll at http://bit.ly/bcceventpoll and let us know what you most want to see! To vote, you need a free Patreon account, but you don’t have to be a club member.
This video was made possible by our Beachcombing Club members.
The sponsor for this event is Bling Beach Glass Windows.
Jane’s love of treasure hunting began as a child finding old bottles and fossils along the field edges of the Hampshire countryside where she grew up. After graduating in Fine Art, she has worked in various analytical and creative roles, and her latest goal in life is to find a complete seventeenth-century onion bottle in a river. Find her on Instagram @myordinarytreasure.
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