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On the picture above you can see me in my trench. I have been digging in that trench for 3-and-a-half years, sometimes with my friends help. These Victorian finds below are a tiny proportion of all the pottery I've dug out. I have shown some of these finds to staff who work at The Dig at York, and they confirmed the pottery is Victorian (time period from 1837 to 1901). There was an old well near the trench which is now blocked, and this explains my finds. I have also found some bones and other things. Sadly, the trench had to be closed because I've dug it way too big and it became unsafe. Many of the pottery bits fitted together like a puzzle, so we've got them superglued, and here they are.

Pottery. These are parts of tea sets, plates, cooking pots and jugs. Some of them have a popular Victorian blue-and-white design, other ones have different colour patterns and thickness.

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Other finds

click to enlarge This is a selection of animal bones which were the leftovers of Victorian food.
These bones came from large animals like beef, pork or lamb.
I did not find any chicken bones.
click to enlarge Two small glass containers. On the left is a bottom of a vase,
on the right is a part of a medicine bottle.
click to enlarge A Victorian bottle cork. This type of cork was mainly used for wine bottles,
and not for whisky.
click to enlarge These are remains of floor tiles. They were very thick and hard wearing.