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more Links Links to other sites with information about dutch clay pipes that can help you identify your finds.

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more Collections of claypipe fragments Browse the heelmark collection with over two thousand mark photographs.

Also view photos and some (pencil) drawings of a small collection of clay pipe fragments found in the area of Gouda.

There are so many fragments, not just because for more than 300 years they were sold filled and routinely chucked when smoked, but also because the hundreds of pipe-makers working along the foreshore would likely ditch their kiln leftovers or rejects into the Thames.

Even today most will be found close to where the numerous ferries used to transport workers either across or along the Thames, because although the Thames currents will move many things around over the course of time the mud will also tend to accept, envelope and preserve many things where they fell.

But I’ve chosen not to preview that particular part as an excerpt here, rather this other part. As I said, different spots may offer up more than others if you’re just looking for historical human artefacts but if, like me, you’re just as keen to see interestingly shaped stones, driftwood or unexpected flotsam ..

just about any point on the Thames Foreshore will do!

The Dutch city of Gouda was a major production centre and remains of pipes produced there can be found all over the world.

Because these items are rather fragile a lot of it was thrown away by our ancestors.

Pieces of pipe-stem are easy to pick up in certain areas, complete bowls less so ..

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