is perhaps of one the more distinctive counties on the Eastern Shore in terms of its ratio of of land to water.
The new handsome building erected for the bank of Messrs Williams & Co.
will, when completed, form a noble addition to the appearance of the town.
The famous Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is located 12 miles south of Cambridge.
The refuge consists of over 25,000 acres of woodland, rich tidal marsh, freshwater ponds and managed cropland.
The Royal Worcester standard printed factory mark includes the number 51 in the centre which refers to the year 1751 when the Worcester Porcelain Company was founded by Dr. Early standard marks show the crown slightly above or perched on the circle and from 1876 the crown sits down onto the circle. In 1862 with the restructuring of the Royal Worcester company and the introduction of a new factory mark came the first of the new Worcester date coding sequences.
From 1862 until 1867 the last two numbers of the year would be used.
But pieces bearing the crescent mark are rare and usually the provence of specialist collectors.
In the late 1700s Worcester were among the first to use the Bute shape for teabowls, tea cups and coffee cups.
I have been reading the Dorset County Chronicle, the newspaper published in Dorchester, from its start in 1821.
This is a slow job – as a fellow researcher said, even on microfilm, old newspapers give off a noxious gas which makes one read everything, including advertisements. In 1832 the newspaper was described as ‘being conducted on conservative principles, and in unison with those of the Church of England, enjoying a very numerous and highly respected circulation, which is constantly increasing’ (James Savage).
Come on a Wednesday and experience the lively atmosphere of market day in town.