APR 2023
We looked back at the Alton show and everyone agreed that it had been a great success. Plenty of visitors and a great selection of goods. Roll on November,
First up on the finds table were these two Alton flagons,                      R MADGWICK AND WA ROGERS. Both brought along by David.
Next up a couple of codds. The W HALL ANDOVER was Bryans, who bought it at the Alton show. The BATCHELOR ALRESFORD belonged to Eric.
The JOHN TRACY WINCHESTER flagon must be quite a rarity. It belongs to Neil who reckons it must date around 1885. The great thing is he found a photo of the premises on the internet. The building is still there. but obviously now with a different trader.
Eric bought along the interesting quick cooker dish lid, with loads of printing on both sides.
The larger size octagonal ink was one of Micks finds. Really lovely old embossing on side EDWARD NATION & CO, BRISTOL.
hall codd batchelor codd tracy tracey flagon
lid 1 lid 2 ink
ash trays stoppered  
The plate and ash tray were both brought along by David. MILLS GINGER ALE and GRAHAM'S GOLDEN LAGER.
George brought along the 2 interesting stoppered chemist bottles.

Tonight we had our £1 a ticket connoisseurs raffle.

Large Blue poison - George
Warners - Eric
Amber Codd (sick) - Bryan
Keystone Codd - Mick
Govancroft bed warmer - Kay
Maypole Dairy - John

The evenings competition was for 2 cream pots.
This was won by John.
Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the entries.

Next meeting Weds May 10th

Competition 2 or 3 clay pipes

The next Alton Bottle Show will be Sunday November 19th 2023

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