3rd Silver Spoon Club Members' Meeting


I am pleased to report that I have received a good and overall positive response to the proposal for another meeting and a number of members have also volunteered to give presentations. Thank you.

The declared preference is for a meeting in March/April 2004 and I will now progress the organisation of the meeting for this time.

I will provide details of the meeting (date, venue, payment details etc.) in the next issue of The Finial. In the meantime if you have any further suggestions as to meeting content or associated matters please let me know via Daniel.

Thank you again for your support, Chris Bell.


Continental Bowl Lips

By Gordon Stokes

Although many members frequently travel to the Continent no member so far has commented on the lips of continental spoons.

Bearing in mind that the majority of continental cutlery is manufactured to a lower standard than our own, it should therefore be slightly more resistant to wear. Why therefore do most continental spoons, both and large and small, have considerably longer pointed lips. As this idea is sound in principle why was this never introduced in Britain, as examples may be found a mere 20 miles across the channel.


The Finial, October/November 2003

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