WAYNE Law has a lot of bottle and here’s a picture to prove it.
He says: “After reading the recent articles on Clinning’s pop factory in Coleridge Road, Blackpool, I thought I’d just take a few pictures of some of the bottles I have from that one company alone.”
Wayne adds: “I reckon I have the largest collection of Blackpool bottles in the world.
“There are glass and stone bottles from more than 100 different Blackpool mineral water manufacturers between the 1880s and the mid 1930s.
“It is probably hard to believe that there were so many of them in business.”
Wayne reveals: “I have a good number of Victorian and Edwardian bottles used by Clinning, including these stone ginger beer and stone pop bottles in my photograph.”
Wayne adds: “If anybody has any bottles from Blackpool or otherwise, then I would be interested to hear from them at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07730027120.”
Pat Clinning says: “Regarding the Clinning mineral water manufacturers. There were four Clinning brothers. My late husband - Anthony - was the son of the youngest brother, Norman.
“In 1908 the company Clinning and Ormond was established with John Ormond who had worked in the company as as foreman. It wasn’t until 1931 that the company became Clinning and Sons and it ceased trading in the early 1960s. My husband earned pocket money on Saturdays helping to clean bottles and we still have two of the old ones complete with the marble in the top.”