Monthly Archives: November 2010

Padded Stirrups

I tend to associate padded stirrups with modern endurance or trail riding saddles. So these were quite a surprising find – a pair of Victorian padded stirrups. The burnished steel construction (well, they would have been burnished at one point, … Continue reading

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Equestrian Memorial

The 11th of November seems an appropriate day to blog about the memorial to Edward Horner in St. Andrew’s Church in Mells, Somerset. The bronze equestrian statue by Sir Alfred Munnings stands on a stone plinth designed by Sir Edwin … Continue reading

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Antique Recipe Book

I’ve just seen this book listed in an auction catalogue. I could get mildly obsessed by old recipe books – and more particularly by the frequency of Mad Dogg bites in the 17th Century. And green wounds. “Manuscript receipt book. … Continue reading

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