The PeaceHavens Project ...


We go seal hunting for 200 year old Russian flax bale seals - not this cutie pie.


Website design, and photos by Ged Dodd - Director of The PeaceHavens Project.


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This site is an ongoing project involving the daily finding and identification of Russian Lead Flax Bale Seals and Lead Trading Tokens from the disused Northern Flax Mills of Bentham Mills, West House Mill at Blubberhouses, the Little Patrick Mill and Aked's High Mill at West End, Folly Ghyll Mill in Thornthwaite, Brompton Mills, Penny Bridge Mill in Cumbria  and Kinghorn Mill in Fife, Scotland.   For many decades in the 18th & 19th centuries, Russia was by far the world's greatest exporter of flax and hemp  plants via the ports of Archangel, Konigsberg, Kronstadt, Libnau, Memel, Narva, Pernau, Reval, Riga, St Petersburg, Tilsit, Windau and Great Britain was Russia's major customer.


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    Prior to this project the oldest known readable dated seal was 1741 and is housed in the British Museum ... we have in our database seals dated 1737 and 1739 .. and about 5 times as many seals as were known prior to our establishment in 2013 .. approx 6800 seals .. and increasing daily ..

           Thank you for you interest .. Ged Dodd ..Project Director ..



"The Last of the Summer Wine" on my videos is performed by

 the Holmfirth Rotary and Probus Choir with

 the pupils of Holmfirth High School

 and accompanied by Holme Silver Band

. On sale by mail order from:

The Holmfirth Anthem, Yorkshire House, 7 South Lane,

 Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD7 1HN, England.

 ... Cassette 4.99 or CD 5.99

plus Postage & Packing (UK & Europe 1 / Elsewhere 1.50)....

 All profits in aid of Rotary Charities ....

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The PeaceHavens Project

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UK Museums - Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery, Abingdon Museum, Bristol Museum, Devizes Museum Wiltshire Heritage, Essex Royal Albert Memorial Museum, The Courthouse Museum Cromarty, Dumfries Museum, Dundee Arts and Heritage (McManus Galleries), The Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland, Falkirk Museum, Farnham Museum, Great Yarmouth Museum, Gressenhall Norfolk Landscape Archaeology, Guildford Museum, Harrogate Museum, Hereford Museum and Art Gallery,  Inverness Museum and Gallery, Kingston upon Hull Museum and Art Gallery, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery,  Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum, Lancaster Museum, Liverpool National Museums, Museum of London, Malton Museum, Methil Heritage Centre,  Meffan Institute Forfar Museum and Gallery, Montrose Museum, Newbury Museum West Berkshire Heritage Service, North East Fife Museum Service, Oxford Ashmolean Museum, Perth Museum and Art Galleries, Preston Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Suffolk Museum, Wallingford Museum, Warwick Museum, Whitby Abbey House, Whitby Museum.


Doctor John Sullivan - Russian Cloth Seals in Britain, Oxford Books, 2012

Kate Heintz Watson - The Project Gutenberg E-Book of Textiles and Clothing.


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All flax bale seals are of interest to us .. all scans and seals gratefully accepted.