Historical treasures of the Yarrow
On my last fly fishing trip to the River Yarrow I found an interesting bit of local history.
A piece of a Silver Jubilee cup holding an image of Queen Mary (1910) and the white bowl of an old Victorian clay smoking pipe, which was amazingly still intact.
This link shows a better image of how the cup would have been when new:
Here's the clay pipe bowl....
The wheat ear pattern of the pipe is quite well preserved, seeing as it has been lying on the rocky banks of the Yarrow for many years. What are the chances of a wandering farmer or angler not cracking this delicate piece of local history?
You can still almost smell the tobacco as the pipe's owner smoked it whilst strolling along the old stream all those years ago.