We wanted more than just locally-made products. We wanted to tell local stories, so when you buy something as a gift, it’s meaningful as well as local. Our stories may be trivial or serious, they’re all about giving you a reason to smile and something quirky to talk about. Here are some examples of our Trivia Tags:
- ”A Southampton pub is the official consulate of the Kingdom of Redonda, a remote Caribbean island”
- ”Wassailing is a pagan tradition where bread or cake dipped in cider is hung on trees to promote a great harvest. Robins are traditionally seen as good spirits: popular belief is that it toast in trees attracts these joyful birds.
- 618 South African men died in February 1917 when the SS Mendi sank off the coast of the Isle of Wight. Today, the Mendi Award is South Africa’s highest award for courage yet most in the UK have never heard of this disaster