Strike a light. I opened a new box of Swan matches this afternoon, it was the third box out of an outer wrap of four and the outer wrapper was still in place around the remaining two boxes.
I was more than a little surprised by what I found.
A closer look
Now the fact the boys are as surprised (and curious)as I am about this, and that the I tore open the wrapper to get the box out suggest to me this didn’t happen here, and not the result of a boyish prank in this house.
We’d welcome an explanation. Here is one version of such an event(with the odd expletive)
Entering ‘Swan matches burnt in box’ in to a search engine, brought up some very odd links, not least what appeared to be a spoof site for bargain cremations in Southampton, which nearly got a link until we felt it took black humour just a graphic step too far.
But I know you are fond of a meandering link, hopping across time and space.
Try the history of the match girls
And how they changed the political landscape of the day.