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A Short History of Pewter Tankards

For those of you interested in collecting Pewter I decided to re-blog my post I wrote some time ago. Enjoy !!

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INTRODUCTION.

Some time ago,in fact, it was the year 1970 that I became interested in Antiques,so much so that I wanted to study them. I began my research into the art of Ceramics and soon realised there was much to learn about this particular subject so I decided to enrol into the evening classes where Henry Sandon  “Antiques Roadshow”  was lecturing about Ceramics from the 12th to the 20th Centuries.This began for me as a hobby but I will come back to this subject at a later date, because todays post is about Pewter Tankards.

Nothing looks better than pewter on old oak furntiture. Pewter looks right with it. Take any black oak sideboard or dresser and try a couple of pieces of silver on it. No? Well what about a pair of brass candlesticks. Yes that looks better you may think,but now try a couple of pewter tankards and you will see what I…

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Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

summer haiku d’été – antiquarian magpie = la pie avec ses trésors with her bric-à-brac,antiquarian magpie –what a hoot!

magpie stealing stuff 620avec son bric-à-brac,la pie avec ses trésors –c’est rigolo !Richard Vallance

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DNA analysis sheds light on the genetic roots of ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans

Source: DNA analysis sheds light on the genetic roots of ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans

 
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winter haiku d’hiver -the silver moon = la lune d’argent

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

winter haiku d’hiver -the  silver moon = la lune d’argentthe silver moonon silver snow -a silver wolf

silver moon haiku 620la lune d’argentsur la neige argentée -un loup argentéRichard Vallance

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Anne Frandi-Coory Is Interviewed By Chris Morris, Otago Daily Times. Part One.

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Anne Frandi-Coory is interviewed by Chris Morris of the Otago Daily Times in November 2018 for the series ‘MARKED BY THE CROSS’ a research project. Part One.

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Email dated 8 November 2018:

Hi Anne,

Chris Morris here – I’m a reporter with the Otago Daily Times in Dunedin.

I’m doing some research and interviews on Catholic orphanages in Dunedin, as part of an ongoing series, “Marked by the Cross”, which explores the extent of historic abuse within the Dunedin diocese.

I’m interviewing a man shortly who spent time at the Doon St home, but have also just come across a mention of your book online and I wondered if you’d be willing to be interviewed about your experience and those of your brothers?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Morris, Otago…

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Anne Frandi-Coory Is Interviewed By Chris Morris, Otago Daily Times. Part Two.

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***** Please Note: Text and images copyright to Anne Frandi-Coory – All Rights Reserved 4 January 2019.

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Anne Frandi-Coory is interviewed by Chris Morris of the Otago Daily Times in November 2018 for the series ‘MARKED BY THE CROSS’ a research project. Part Two. 

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Q7. Did you witness other incidents, forms of abuse (psychological, physical/violence, sexual) by nuns or others there, and if so, how often and against whom?

A.The kinds of child abuse I witnessed at the Mercy orphanage were more psychological and emotional; traumatised little children being re-traumatised over and over again, by religious women dressed in intimidating habits, who offered us no love, or affection, no comfort and who also allowed us to suffer from gross neglect. They terrorised us into submission and into ‘holiness’ and ‘piety’… These issues must have been raised by other children incarcerated in these orphanages, in the years since, because Sister…

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