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Lark Spit. This was a really hard one. It is for cooking small birds such as larks. The hook at the end goes over the front of the roaring fire and the birds would hang, two at a time on the small hooks which could be moved backwards and forwards along the handle to get them the right distance from the flames. Yes, they really did eat larks (but they could be a bit crunchy with all those tiny bones!).

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    These were special dog tongs used for removing badly behaved dogs from church during services.  There is still a pair in St Beuno's Church, Clynnog Fawr, North Wales


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