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History of the Easter Egg

It’s nearly Easter, so it’s time to think about the history of the Easter egg and gifts that might be suitable for an Easter present. But first, why do we have eggs…

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History of Mother’s Day

Ahh Mother’s!! Ambidextrous with the many roles they play, we’re often in awe that one person can be so much to so many; have the answer to everything, measured advice when it’s…

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Valentine’s Silver Gifts

If you are looking for a special gift for your loved one on Valentine’s Day you should look no further than a piece of silver jewellery, or other silver gift, because while…


History of the St Christopher

The story of St. Christopher and the medallion named after him is an interesting tale. It is said that he was a Canaanite named Reprobus, seven feet six inches tall with a…


Silver Wine Cistern

A news item about a sale of antiques caught my eye as it mentioned a silver wine cistern made by William Comyns & Sons Ltd. This is the firm that my father…


Early History of Silver – Part One

The history of silver is long, archaeological evidence suggests that people have been using silver for at least 5000 years. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in…


The History & Etiquette of the Hip Flask

Silver hip flasks or pocket flasks seem to have first appeared in Georgian times and became very popular in the Victorian era. Previously, personal flasks like this were made from glass or leather…


History of the Silver Stilton Scoop

Stilton cheese was first made in the 18th century and Silver Stilton Scoops have been around since then to assist in the eating of it. Stilton is traditionally made in 17lb wheels, or…