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A Silver Bullet for Defeating Antibiotic Resistance?

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I’ve recently read that there may be a silver bullet for defeating antibiotic resistance. Silver has a long been used in medicine. 2,500 years ago the Greeks used it to heal wounds, Persian kings used it to purify their water, and during the First World War some surgeons applied it to battlefield injuries. (The image above is of Hippocrates the Greek father of medicine).…

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How to Cut a Stilton Cheese

According to a press release issued by the Good Housekeeping Institute it appears that diners have been committing a gastronomic crime on Britain’s cheeseboards.…

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How to Clean a Wine Decanter

Cleaning a  wine decanter after you have used it for your red wine or port can be tricky, especially if you have finished the bottle and gone to bed without rinsing it…

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Decanting Wine & Spirits

Decanting Wine – When Should You Do It? There are two reasons why decanting wine might be a good idea; it might be an old bottle, especially a Bordeaux wine with some…

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Sterling Silver Photo Frames

Silver photo frames It is with great delight that we launch our brand new high quality sterling silver photograph frames. Fully hallmarked and with strong and practical wooden backs and branded grey…

Histories

History of the St Christopher

The story of St. Christopher and the medallion named after him is an interesting tale. It is said that he was a Canaanite named Reprobus, seven feet six inches tall with a…

Histories

Silver Wine Cistern

A news item about a sale of antiques caught my eye as it mentioned a silver wine cistern made by William Comyns & Sons Ltd. This is the firm that my father…

Histories

Early History of Silver – Part One

The history of silver is long, archaeological evidence suggests that people have been using silver for at least 5000 years. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in…

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Make Your Mark Award Silver Beaker

We were delighted to welcome Annabel Hood to the workshop on Wednesday where we helped her to make the lovely silver beaker that she designed for the Make Your Mark Award. Alison and…