18 Comments

  1. chrisann denigris

    Wow! I found one in Shirley, New York this weekend. NO stopper though.

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    • Tom Licence

      These products were shipped all over the world – a taste of old York in New York! Thanks for letting us know.

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      • Terry Cutler

        I found a bottle a couple of years ago buried at the bottom of my garden the other day I found a stopper as well chuffed or what

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        • Tom Licence

          Does the stopper fit the bottle? Sometimes the stopper has the name on top of it.

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    • Dylan

      Just found two matching bottles in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. They were in the basement of a old home here.

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  2. Chris Towner

    I found one without the glass stopper today at about 85′ under the water in Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados while diving looking for old bottles. I have a similar 2-part embossed Lea & Perrins bottle already, same bay, different location

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    • Tom Licence

      Thanks Chris – that’s interesting. Sometimes rubbish was taken off-shore in barges and tipped at sea, but bottles were also thrown off boats and jetties. It sounds like you may have an underwater tipping ground. Tom

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  3. Colin P Browne

    Found one on Hayling Island near Portsmouth on a piece of ground that has a licence for two caravans and not used for probably 30 years as overgrown with Stinging Nettles and Brambles. No stopper but embossed as above.

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    • Tom Licence

      Hi Colin, it sounds like that may be an old rubbish dump. Stinging nettles and brambles thrive on old dumps because they like loose, we-drained soil that is rich in phosphates. Dumps also are not the sort of site that can be easily built on or turned to agricultural use, so it isn’t uncommon to find them used as caravan sites, allotments, nature reserves, parks and similar.

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  4. Dimitrios Mavrogiannis

    Hallo. I found one bottle in my field of olive trees. By the river Strymonas at North Greece. At that place was a British army camp during the 1st World War….. Great!!!!

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    • Tom Licence

      Hi Dimitrios, thank you for letting me know. It’s great to be able to plot the locations where these items are found. Sauces and bottles for tea and coffee were supplied in bulk to troops overseas. A couple of companies even advertised their products with pictures of soldiers stationed abroad, consuming the product. Paterson’s Camp Coffee is a good example. Their adverts, during the Boer War, depicted soldiers drinking camp coffee. Tom

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  5. Tina

    I found one this weekend at the beach at South Queensferry near Edinburgh. Lovely little bottle!

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  6. Rachel

    I found the body of one of these bottles at Kilchattan Bay on the Isle of Bute today

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    • Zoe Peters

      My husband found one whilst digging our garden today in Heanor Derbyshire.

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  7. Debbie Lowe

    We found one at East Tilbury-on the banks of the River Thames. Known locally as Bottle Beach.

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    • Tom Licence

      I know it well, being an Essex man!

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  8. Peter

    I found one today, Sydney Australia

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  9. Peter Symons

    I found one today in the Garden of a Grade 2 listed Farmhouse just ouside Totnes.
    No stopper tbough.
    Must have been a very successfull Business

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