Clay Pipe Collection

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Our Archaeology centre boasts a fine collection of clay tobacco pipes that has been assembled from finds excavated in the Bagshot area over the last 25 years. The excavations, conducted at the sites of medieval inns that dominated life in the village during the days of the stage coach, provided a rich source of these clay pipes. They date from the early days of smoking (circa 1580), when tobacco was expensive and the bowls small, to the larger and sometimes more decorative bowls of later times (circa 1900)

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