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.
1840s bottle bases

1840s bottle bases

Bases of black glass bottles for wine, ale or beer. Such bottles were discarded only when broken. Found in a midden dating to the 1840s at Brockdish rectory.
1840s bottle necks

1840s bottle necks

Black glass necks from bottles for wine, ale or beer, found in an 1840s midden, Brockdish rectory. Such bottles were re-usable and were discarded only when broken.
Beer Bottles

Beer Bottles

Cork-top half-pint beer bottles, for the Yates Bros, Wisbech (left) and Peatling and Son of King’s Lynn and Wisbech (right). Both show wear patterns suggesting a good deal of re-use. 1900s-1910s. Discarded in the 1920s.
Wine Bottle

Wine Bottle

A green glass bottle for wine or beer with a crudely rolled applied lip. Found amid hardcore that had been steamrollered as the foundations of a track-way into the ash-yard. The cork remains, 1880s or earlier.
Cox’s Beer Bottle 2

Cox’s Beer Bottle 2

Cox’s beer bottle, rear embossing: a farthing’s deposit charged on this bottle. The farthing (a quarter of a penny) would be given to the customer when the bottle was returned to the shop.
Cox’s Beer Bottle 1

Cox’s Beer Bottle 1

Amber beer bottle for Cox’s of Southend-on-Sea, bearing the trademark of J. F. Harrington. Internal screw stopper. A farthing deposit charged on this bottle. Found below the sea wall,
Beer Bottle

Beer Bottle

Black glass beer bottle for Seabrooke and Sons of Grays and Thurrock. Cork top. Found below the sea wall at Burnham-on-Crouch.
Beer bottle

Beer bottle

Hand-made beer bottle, in amber glass, for the Shrewsbury and Wem Brewery Company Ltd (established 1898). Cork top. Base worn through re-use.
Beer Bottle

Beer Bottle

Early machine-made beer bottle for the Shrewsbury and Wem Brewery Company Ltd. (Cork neck.)
Beer Bottle

Beer Bottle

Beer bottle for W. W. Humphreys of Shrewsbury. It would have taken a cork.