Category Archives: Found Objects

The African Steam Ship Company, and the story of a piece of china

The shore at Parton, just North of Whitehaven, is a good place to find tiny sherds of pottery and china. Many of the fragments are of ‘blue and white’, of which some are willow-pattern – lucky finds are glimpses of … Continue reading

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Skeletons: sea-sorted

Gently, the waves carry and deposit their offerings, seeking suitable places to pile them: fine black grains of coal in the hollows between ripples; grey-white tangles of hornwrack, heaped beside a log, the minute animals dead within their skeletal cells; … Continue reading

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Snippet 15: The continuing mystery of the piddocks

The tide is ebbing and, along the inner edge of a shallow channel on the shore, it has deposited a line of offerings, neatly sorted: predominantly mussel shells, some black, some striped, all shining wetly in the October sun; a … Continue reading

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“Look!”

“Look what I’ve found!”“Look at that!”“What’s this?” We do it automatically, hold out the treasure on our hand. For about 10 years I’ve been taking pictures of what people have found when they joined me for low-tide guided walks on … Continue reading

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