Free Book for Members

Discussions about pottery strainers in a recent NCS Newsletter inspired Dr. Richard Halliday to offer members a free pdf of his book ‘Blue Printed Pickle Dishes and Milseys’. This 204 page well-illustrated catalog is the most comprehensive survey of these fascinating survivors of a past life-style.

To get your free copy  

  • you need to be a member of the NCS
  • members can request a copy here, it is a very large file and will be sent via WeTransfer

In case you are wondering what a milsey is.

The word Milsey likely comes from two middle English words mylke syhe which mean milk sieve. Today the name has been applied to a range of pottery strainers which may or may not have been used to sieve hot milk.