On a weekend when the CEO of Sainsbury sends out an email begging customers not to panic buy, yet the public hysteria appears to continue mounting, I thought it best to go out and support a few local businesses.
A shame some of the panic buyers couldn’t have found their way to Elsecar Heritage Centre near Rotherham. Admittedly, it’s a place I’d passed many a time when driving up and down the M1 and only ventured into now, after picking up this week’s raw milk from further up the road. But my daughter was glowing in her assessment, so we’ll obviously have to go back.
In the meantime, here is a snapshot of what it’s like. With so few punters, there was no difficulty getting a clear view.
Usually, my daughter is wooed by food but on this occasion, I actually think it was the antique store rather than the Bakewell tart. Maybe the charm of watching the Antiques Roadshow with granny and granddad has rubbed off or perhaps it was the cabinet of rings at this particular venue. I didn’t actually buy any of those but, always being in need of teaspoons, we got a couple of these. And whilst rummaging amongst the cutlery, I came across this spork.
Anyone any ideas about the history of the spork?