Castle Street dig uncovers part of Hull’s ‘rude history’
Archaeologists working on a huge excavation site in the city centre have uncovered a tiny piece of Hull’s ‘rude history’.
A pipe tamper found when sieving soil at the dig at the former Trinity Burial Ground in Castle Street depicts a man wearing a hat in an excited state of sexual arousal.
Made of lead and often shaped into small figurines, tampers were used to pack tobacco into the bowl of a clay smoking pipe.
They were also…