19th Century

Codswallop

Codswallop! This article is about a type of Victorian bottle invented by Hiram Codd, a British bottle inventor. Invention of the ‘Codd’ Bottle. Hiram Codd worked for the British and Foreign Cork Company and during [more…]

19th Century

Clevedon Pier

Clevedon is a small town in North Somerset, located on the English side of the Bristol Channel approximately 15 miles west of Bristol. It has a wonderful pier with an interesting history which I thought [more…]

20th Century

SS Gairsoppa

The SS Gairsoppa was a British steam merchant ship launched in 1919 and built in Jarrow by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd at the request of the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. Initially [more…]