- a Poole Pottery mustard pot from the early 1930s (£9). I have a small collection of Poole preserve pots (usually the same shape but larger), arranged on a mantelpiece, to add this one to.
- a quarter ounce and a half ounce brass weight. We have a set of kitchen scales of the balance type, and two sets of weights, imperial and metric. The tiniest weights are liable to get lost and are expensive to replace, but these were only 50p each, so I bought them as spares.
- a 5g weight, to replace the one we have lost from the metric set. The vendor had a set of scales and metric weights from a chemist's shop in York, and when I said that I was looking for a replacement 5g weight as well, he said that he would sell me one if he had a spare. Luckily, he did and I got that for 50p as well.
The Rochdale Canal runs through the middle of Todmorden. The valley is very narrow, so the houses cling to the valley sides with some very steep little lanes winding through them. It could all be very picturesque, though Todmorden is a bit too down-to-earth to be called that.
Locally, Todmorden is known as "Tod" - hence, the shop name "Sweeney's at Tod". A hairdresser's, of course. I don't know why hairdressers like to choose awful puns for the names of their salons, but that is one of the best (or worst) I have seen.
Here is another Tod shop front. I have no idea what green tripe is - not sure I want to find out.