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 Post subject: Re: Boot Inn, Burnley
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:36 am 
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Hi Gowzel, welcome to the foum.

Doesn't it make you wonder how some things end up where they do.

Have you found much of interest on your wanderings?

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Inn, Burnley
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:58 am 
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Hi Gowzel,
how interesting, where abouts did you find it? AND, what a good idea for tavern owners to issue tokens, I wonder if they did a "buy one get one free" or similar, bet they did.
The Cricketers Arms rings a bell, is it still standing?
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 Post subject: Re: Boot Inn, Burnley
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:45 am 

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Our ancestors seem to have been very careless, going off the amount of things I sometimes find, especially the Georgians.
I search mostly in the Briercliffe and Cliviger areas and only with the Landowners permission. Lots of buttons, these are sometimes interesting as there are Livery buttons with coats of arms, military buttons with the regiments upon them and hundreds of plain ones, sometimes with the tailors name printed on them. Also found a few commemorative medallions, from the coronations of our Lings and queens, and for Victorias various jubilees. Bits of jewellery, my favourite being a Mizpah brooch which I found on Valentines day, I had never heard of them before finding it, and now when I look at it, I really feel for the person who must have lost it as it was hallmarked during the 1st world war. Lots of clog clasps and hasps, spindle whorls, miners and mill tokens (used for clocking in and out of work)I could go on and on.
The oldest find apart from the odd flint tool which I sometimes find is a Roman clothes pin. The Cricketers arms token was found near Worsthorne and was on Ann St, which has been redeveloped, but was across from the cricket ground behind Harry Potts way. If it had still been there I would have been in there redeeming it for a couple of pints!!


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How interesting. I believe they used to put names on some Mizpah brooches, and fancy finding it on Valentine's Day.

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Wow! This is an area that has always fascinated me. I wonder what we glance at and walk past, dismissing as rubbish?

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Loads of stuff Mel, loads of stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Inn, Burnley
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Hi Gowzel...Have you ever found anything interesting in the Cliviger/ Ormerod area on your travels?


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