... and in fact every day is special, so why are we using a horrible mish-mash of cutlery when we have some good stuff (see below) in the other drawer? asked Ben, very reasonably, last weekend. So I pulled out the good stuff, marked Oneida 80-8, and we started using it, and we liked it, and we tried to work out what on earth its name was, as we'd rather like to add to the collection!
A rather fun-filled few days later and I have been helped by a very good cutlery finding service called Cutlery Search, which has informed me that the cutlery is called Campden, and was first made by Old Hall, which was later taken over by Oneida. Old Hall made iconic stainless steel items in the 1960s, and it seems that our excellent design comes from that period. So we've been storing retro cutlery in a drawer without knowing it, for about a decade!
We intend to buy some more now...
And how lovely to meet a sisterhood of people who can't throw away old shoes! Thanks for all your comments yesterday.
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