Rowena is staying with us, and the process of clearing a room for her brought long-forgotten items to light, soaps being just two of them. The first is a piece of soap celebrating 50 years of trading for CRODA, a company founded in 1925 to extract lanolin from sheep fleeces and based near Goole at the west end of the Humber estuary. I have no clear recollection how I got it, but the company was founded in a village where my mum’s mum lived for a few years, and where her second husband had lived and worked for many years.
The second is older, and again I don’t recall where it came from. Do you think there are soap collectors who might prize such things? Must search the net.