I was handed a bodger-made mallet that was made from green wood and had shrunk so badly that both hoops had fallen off in the space of a couple of years. This new mallet (technically a beetle) is using the old iron hoops off that old one. It's made from a 35+ year old fence post so … Continue reading Hammer time!
Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition: Tudor and Stuart Period Finds c.1450-c.1700 from Excavations at Riverside Sites in Southwark “Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition” is a major new illustrated catalogue of a rare assemblage of items from the Tudor and Stuart periods. Objects of leather, bone, wood and … Continue reading Review – Material Culture: Tudor and Stuart Period Finds