This is an early 14th Century ceremonial candle holder used in court by the prosecutor. It was placed in front of the accused, who then had until the candle burned out to protest his innocence.
This is a burial necklace, placed over the head of a pet mouse by ancient Egyptians as part of their pyramid burial process.
This is a Mongol archer's thumb ring, used to avoid thumb injuries when drawing back their heavy bows.
Believe it or not the correct definition is 'C'. Unlike other archery methods used today (involving the fingers), the Mongols used their thumbs to draw back their bows. This item reduced RSI from using their very strong bows.
Stalbridge Hall are hosting a "Call My Bluff" evening on Friday 17th March in aid of hall funds.
Call My Bluff is a fun quiz, You are shown an object, 3 explanations are given as to it's use and you have to guess which one is correct.
So why not pop down to The Post Office, Candy's Newsagents or Stalbridge Garage to purchase your tickets for the Stalbridge Hall "Call My Bluff" Evening? Tickets include Supper, Dessert and Coffee...
Supper consists of Jacket Potato, Cheese, beans or Coleslaw. Dessert is Apple pie or Trifle. Supper will be served at half time. There is also a bar and a raffle, Proceeds to hall. Call my Bluff is run by an outside organisation (not the hall committee) They will be collecting donations for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
Tickets are £10 each and the evening starts at 7.30pm in Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road