This is an Enameled English Silver Souvenir Spoon with an enameled Shield and the words below it, "BLACKGANG". It is marked "S & Co. Anchor ( for town of Birmingham ) Lion (for silver ) small "g" ( Date letter for 1906 ) and has a plain bowl. This is a Demitasse Coffee Spoon and measures 4 & 5/8" long.
A little History about Blackgang:
Isle of Wight Nostalgia - Blackgang Chine Theme Park - The battle against erosion
Blackgang Chine is claimed to be the oldest Theme Park in the world and is situated on the cliffs south of Niton. The Chine has been a major tourist attraction since last century. It has always been a family run business but somewhat unusually has always been passed from father to youngest son. It's location on the cliffs makes it particularly attractive to adults; its attraction for kids has never been in doubt! One of the points of interest and sometimes sadness is the geology of the area. The cliffs hereabouts sit on a layer of Gault (known locally as Blue Slipper). The cliffs are literally slipping into the ocean. In fact the cliff is disappearing at about 3.5 metres per year although the process is not gradual. It tends to come in stages after periods of heavy rain. The three most recent and destructive cliff falls were in 1928, 1961 & 1994. This means that Blackgang Chine is never the same two years running. The park is floodlit during summer evenings; This is a must visit but check for evening opening times.
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