The West Country Bottle Museum
Here are images and descriptions of examples mainly from my past
collection of antique bottles (now sadly dispersed) with some historical
notes. These bottles were used by companies from towns and villages of North West Wiltshire, England as
listed below. This project is intended as a strictly non-profit resource
for local and family historians. My research has included spending a lot
of time in records offices and local study centres in years gone by,
with directories and old documents and books. Nowadays, however,
subscription sites like ancestry.co.uk
and the British
Newspaper Archive have proved particularly useful. I must also
thank the other collectors who have allowed me to use photographs for
this project. I hope to gradually extend the project, time permitting,
and the research is always ongoing.
After a gap of a
few years I am now collecting again from these areas and also Bristol
area and am always happy to hear of or acquire items from the region. A
preliminary Bristol page can
be found here.
Contact the virtual
Bibliograhy of online free resources that were useful in this research:
: Parish Registers - a Guide to the
British Batches (Archer Software).
: Births, Marriages and Deaths -
post 1837 GRO registration.
: A limited collection of Parish
Special Collections Online :
The University of Leicester
collection of historic Directories.
People and Places : An online
magazine about the history of the village and community of Box,
Maps : National Library
of Scotland's collection of georeferenced historic ordnance
survey maps, and satellite imagery.
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