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Mary Rose 'Crew' Spoon

Regular price £20.00 GBP
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Mary Rose 'Crew' Spoon
Hand carved with Axe & Knife

From Cherry Wood  
Carved in South Devon, UK 
Finished with Linseed Oil

Mary Rose 'Crew' Spoon
A replica of one of a few wooden spoons found aboard the Mary Rose, a warship belonging to the English Tudor Navy of King Henry VIII which sank in 1545 and was raised from the Solent in 1981. 

The spoon is thought to be a 'crew' spoon, used for eating gruel and possibly beef stew. The crew would eat around a kilo of meat each day along with their allotted gallon of ale (yes that's 4 litres of Beer!)  The officers would have eaten from Pewter or Cow horn spoons

This is a wonderful way of connecting to our distant ancestors and bringing history to life.

Where Did My Spoon Grow?!
The Wild Circle Retreat, St Breward, Cornwall, PL30 4LP
What 3 Words: subplot.already.organisms
Latitude: 50.560452
Longitude: -4.672580

This cherry spoon was carved from a cherry tree which was planted by Tim Hutton the founder of the Wild Circle Retreat 25 years ago, on his beautiful small holding by the river camel on Bodmin moor. 

The woodland he planted was a mixture of oak, chestnut and some quicker growing cherry trees which recently needed to be thinned out so as to create some light in the canopy for the slower growing chestnuts to come up

Spoon Care:
This spoon is designed to be cooked with and well used - don't be afraid to use it on a daily basis! The only thing to avoid is putting it in the dishwasher, or leaving it to soak in the washing up bowl.

I always make sure my spoons are bone dry before putting them away in the drawer.

To give the spoon a new lease of life from time to time you can add a coat of Tung oil, flax oil, walnut oil (careful of nut allergies) or linseed oil, but this is not essential.