A Sheffield gardener had the spicy surprise of a century when he dug up an old Henderson’s Relish bottle in his back garden.
Green-fingered Tom Hulley came across the 100-year-old bottle of thef amous Sheffield sauce while working in the garden at his home in Norton Woodseats.
The 74-year-old said: “I was digging in my garden and it just popped out.
“My house dates back to 1857, it’s an old cottage.
“I cleaned it up and I checked with Henderson’s when I first found it. They said it dates back to about 1900.
“Apparently they were about one or three old pence when they were for sale back then.”
The small bottle, which has ‘Henderson’s Relish Sheffield’ embossed on the side, has taken pride of place on Tom’s mantelpiece since he dug it up.
Great-grandfather Tom, who lives with his wife, Carole, 72, said: “I think Henderson’s is great. One of my daughters lives on the East Coast now and she can’t get it so we always send some over or take it over when we go.
“She’s still stuck on it after all this time – she can’t eat meat and potato pie without it.”