Kilner Preserves Uncovered
A secret and forgotten stash of Kilner jars, dating back to the 1960’s has been uncovered in a house in Kent.
Mathew Bowden, who moved into the property in April this year, came across the jars, while renovating the house. The jars were hidden from view, in a built in bedroom cupboard which had been painted shut.
Mathew believes the preserved fruits belonged to the man who had lived in the house before him. According to Mathew, the previous owner had lived at the address, since he was a child and is believed to have been a gardener for Rochester Castle.
Mr Bowden said “The jars were filled with plums and gooseberries, and what looks like peaches. We think the fruit was picked from the garden of the house. It still smelled beautiful and I was tempted to taste it but not brave enough!”
Mr Bowden who is currently using his own Kilner jars to make Sloe Gin will be salvaging the old jars to store pasta, sugar, rice and flour. Both old and new, Kilner jars make a fantastic edition to any home.