Grandmother-of-Four Is Barely Person In Britain To Collect BARBED WIRE

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A pensioner who has spent two a long time accumulating barbed wire believes she is the only individual in the UK to collect the spiked steel fencing. Jacky Smith, from Christchurch, Dorset, picked up her prickly passion more than 20 years ago and says she finds the history behind barbed wire 'fascinating'. Others argue that her £1,four hundred assortment is likely to be the 'dullest' within the country. But the retired English teacher, who is in her 70s, defined how a trip to Texas kickstarted her unusual pastime. I came across a museum in Texas known as the Devil's Rope Museum - it was all about barbed wire. I bought a zip lock bag of 4in items of wire from there which contained an info sheet about barbed wire. Jacky has decorated her hallway with approximately ninety unique pieces of mainly American barbed wire, with some dating again 160 years to the American Civil Warfare. And her interest in the spiky steel fencing even led her to decorate her bathroom in a barbed wire theme. She has a monthly subscription to a barbed wire magazine from America, and says she 'all the time makes time' to go to museums or conventions when she visits the States. Earlier than the pandemic, Jacky would visit rotary clubs, church groups and even The Ladies's Institute to offer informative talks about barbed wire. Some folks may consider my passion as boring and unusual but it is so interesting. My two children suppose it is weird and my husband tolerates it. Summer time is in sight! The items of 18-inch wire that make up her prized possessions vary in worth from as little as a penny to over £200. But a lot of Jacky's collection was gifted by sort collectors, who she has met online. She mentioned: 'I've bought 90 different barb wires on show in my corridor which is a talking point when I have company.


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