Object Research

This page contains images of artefacts that we hold and on which we would like more information.

If you can help please e mail us at enquiries@padstowmuseum.co.uk

These came from the roof space of a cottage in Port Isaac, they could be 100 years old. There are obvious markings  - PL crudely scratched in and numbers stamped clearly on one boot and some numbers less so on the other. Could 1916 be a date ?  age solved if that is the case. Could be linked to WW 1 - plenty of all kinds of boots in circulation during and after the war. Now we share pictures and see if anyone comes up with the answers.

This item was found on the foreshore at Harlyn Bay recently. We are unsure as to what it is, it is made a soft metal not Brass,bronze or aluminium,possibility it could be pewter or other metal. It was considered to be a bell of some sort, heavily encrusted with concretion having been in salt laden sand for some considerable time. It is a flattened dome shape and contained a clapper. The Cross emblazoned on it would suggest it has a religious connotation. Suggestion would be welcome.