Remember square cornets and ice cream bricks?
This must be the most charming setting ever for a corn plaster advertisment.
Williton station is a real step back in time with the waiting room painted in a lovely eau de nil with brown glossed woodwork, complete with ubiquitous aspidistra; even original newspapers dating from the mid 1940s were placed on the table adding to the atmosphere. It was all very Brief Encounter!
A trip to the 'Ladies' was just as interesting for the brass door lock and sign, and also for the impressive 'Simplicitas' throne.
I don't think this collection of signs could have made the point any clearer!
As I love small quirky museums and collections of all sorts of paraphenalia, a visit to the Williton Bakelite Museum was on our list of sights. The chap who owns the museum has filled an old mill literally to the rafters with his amazing collection of all things bakelite. In fact, everything you could think of such as radios, household objects and toys to the unbelievable: i.e. a full-size coffin! The photos below show only a tiny fraction of his collection, so if you're ever in the area I would recommend paying the museum a visit.
Although on holiday, I couldn't resist popping into the odd charity shop here and there; this diligence was rewarded by the utility ware that I found in both Watchet and Minehead. I brought a dinky Beryl Ware milk jug, a Grindley's Lupin Petal tureen and ten assorted Meakin Rosa Sol plates - all I have to do now is find cupboard space.
All in all, we had a wonderful family holiday with Monkeychild having fun making new friends and playing on the beach. The weather was hot and sunny, which gave me the chance to wear my 1950s swimsuit; however I won't be posting any of those photos, so you'll have to make do with my daughter's sand-mermaid instead!