Searching the River


Jo Kelly and her daughter took some time out yesterday to go to the Calder and do a spot of searching in the river. The Rotten Calder is flowing really low just now and it provided a great opportunity to see if they could find anything interesting. And they did!

Amongst the various pottery and ironwork was this strange object, a circular ball shape with a hole through. When cleaned up it looked like the finial of a fence or some sort of gate post. Any ideas what it could be?

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Davy Thomson Looks like it’s off a metal headboard
Cullen Shaw Looks like the ornamental finial that goes on top of a tubular steel fence post. The horizontal poles passed through the hole. Popular in 50s, 60s and 70s in public parks and large houses.
Jean V. Kerr Schramm curious
Sharon Morrison Doonin Looks like from a bedstead.

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