1891 Orange on Display
A 116-year-old orange recovered from the lunchbox of a Victorian collier killed in an underground explosion has gone on display in a museum.
The blackened fruit, which is on show at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, belonged to father-of-six Joseph Roberts, who died after an accident at a nearby pit in 1891.
Kept in a treacle tin as an heirloom by succeeding generations of the miner's family, the orange has been donated to the museum by his great granddaughters.
Source: Telegraph & PA
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