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 tea pot 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 was a milk jug.


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