A bit about your wonder

An oak costrel used by farm workers to take their ale or cider out to the fields.


"So you decided to make a costrel, eh?" ('costrel' is another name for a small barrel)

"Excellent choice - oak wood is strong and waterproof enough to contain all that frothing, sloshing ale!"

"Remember - 3 points if you were right first time. 2 if you got it second time. 1 if you were third time lucky!"

Did you know?

Oken's House, Warwick

Tudor carpenters used to get a lot of business from builders who wanted oak frames for houses. See how this old building has been built around an oak frame.


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