Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Ulster Folk Museum
During my visit to Cultra this morning we had tea in one of the traditional houses and here are two photographs I took in the house.
This tile is at the doorway and bears the stamp Caledonia. I wonder if this means that the tile came from Scotland?
The other photograph shows a milk jug which was sitting on a piece of furniture in the house. I am informed by Mark Thompson that this is called wither Torquayware or Cornishware and that Scots phrases were added to local pottery to appeal to the once large Scottish tourist market. He has some of these at home. The significant thing is that something aimed at the Scottish market, with a Scots phrase on it, found its way to Ulster. 'Straucht frae the coo' - so presumably this is a milk jug.
Posted by Nelson McCausland MLA at 14:49