A Whistle

Once again we return to one of metal detectorist Norman’s finds on the old recreation ground. This time it is a whistle.

Whistle found on the old recreation field in Market Lavington

Whistle found on the old recreation field in Market Lavington

Sadly, this is not in working order any more. Although it looks reasonably fresh.

Could this have been a football referee’s whistle. An old and very battered postcard shows football (perhaps training) in progress.

Football on the old rec - an Edwardian postcard

Football on the old rec – an Edwardian postcard

Any other ideas about that whistle would be greatly appreciated.

Stop press – thanks to Len McDowell at http://thewhistlegallery.com/

This whistle was made by Smith and wright from the UK. They made several models all similar with decorative tops around the turn of the 20th century ( 1900 ) They were an inexpensive lower quality whistle.

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