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Flippin’ ‘eck Tucker, it’s our 41st anniversary today!!

8 February 2019 by Clare

Grange Hill Cover Image

Artwork by Bob Cosford, available from www.eyedreampictures.co.uk

Clare Cunliffe, Assistant Curator Museum of Liverpool, writes about the temporary Museum of Liverpool atrium display celebrating the 40th anniversary of the BBC’s hit children’s show Grange Hill. The display includes a variety of associated objects from the programme, kindly loaned by the Liverpool writer Phil Redmond CBE. Read more…

Tantalising tygs

27 March 2018 by Clare

It’s always fascinating delving through archive boxes from earlier, past excavations; you never quite know what you’ll come across! While searching through a box of finds from the 1980s Castle Hill excavation in Newton-le-Willows, I came across a few familiar pottery sherds which I recognised almost immediately as being similar to 17th century drinking cups I had excavated a few years ago at Rainford Tennis Courts, in the village of Rainford near St Helens.

These drinking cups were historically known as ‘tygs’ and were generally multi-handled cups made in the 16th–18th centuries. Read more…



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