Glass jam jar

Glass jam jar

Clear glass jam jar embossed with a shield-shaped border which contains the remnants of a label. Glass jam jars are uncommon at so early a date. The vast majority of jam and marmalade jars in the late 1890s were ceramic, and ceramic jars continued to be common for...
Assorted mineral water bottles etc

Assorted mineral water bottles etc

Various bottles from the Great Yarmouth site, including Codd bottles, Hamiltons, Ginger Beers and minerals bearing the names of local firms (Lawrence, Hunt, Newman, Neslen, Wilshak, YABC, etc). There are also a few London makers represented. The green bottle with...
Ketchup bottles

Ketchup bottles

Ketchup bottles, with remnants of labels. On the left, Hayward Brothers, Old English Ketchup. On the right, a different brand, ‘Tickles’.
Bottles for coffee extract

Bottles for coffee extract

Bottles for coffee extract, including (right) Paterson’s Camp Coffee. The green bottle on the left is similar to those later used by the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) for bottled coffee extract, but unlike those it is not embossed. Both would...
Fruit juice crystals bottle

Fruit juice crystals bottle

Foster Clark & Co, Maidstone, Eiffel Tower Fruit Juices. This aqua-glass bottle with a burst-off lip contained crystals for adding to water to make fruit juice. Each bottle was supposed to make up 3 gallons. They sold for four and a half pence.
Whisky flasks

Whisky flasks

Two aqua-glass unembossed whisky/ spirits flasks. The one on the left is colloquially termed a ‘pumpkin-seed flask’, the one on the right, a ‘coffin flask’, on account of their shapes. All such vessels are flat enough to be slid into a large...
Gillard’s and Lea & Perrin’s sauce bottles

Gillard’s and Lea & Perrin’s sauce bottles

Gillard’s (larger bottle, left) and Lea & Perrin’s sauce bottles, both embossed with company name and bearing the remnants of red and white labels. Both would have had glass stoppers held in place by a cork ring.
Oyster shell

Oyster shell

One of many oyster shells excavated in the layers of domestic waste at Great Yarmouth. It probably came from Mersea/ Colcester in Essex.
Half-pint pub mug

Half-pint pub mug

Blue ceramic with white interior half-pint pub mug, with royal cipher of Queen Victoria, confirming the capacity. Missing the handle.
YABC ginger beer bottle

YABC ginger beer bottle

Mr Stanger set up the Yarmouth Aerated Beverage Company in November 1896, and it went bankrupt in May/ June 1898. His ginger beer bottles had a dark blue top.
Lawrance ginger beer bottle

Lawrance ginger beer bottle

Lawrance of Yarmouth, Saxmundham and Beccles, stoneware ginger beer bottle, made by G. Skey of Tamworth. Such bottles were returnable. Cork stopper. In 1900, Lawrance switched to internal screw stoppers for his bottles (as advertised in the local paper for that...
YABC Codd bottle

YABC Codd bottle

10 oz YABC Codd bottle (Yarmouth Aerated Beverage Company), Great Yarmouth. Made by Wm Barnard and Sons, London. The 6 oz Codd is known to have contained lemonade.