Daughter#2 loves this kind of thing and got stuck in, well, it involves mess and dirt.
daughter#2 is the most creeped out by, a child's shoe.
Now, it could be a doll's shoe, though it would have been a fairly large doll, and we don't know where the other one is, adding to the mystery and also creepyness. I wondered if it was a ritual thing, a left over Pagan idea to show this is a home and to keep out danger, a bit like horseshoes being attached to doors. I'm sure I've heard of shoe's being thought to show the family heath or home, somewhere.
We'll never know. in the meantime we have to keep the shoe out of sight of daughter#2 as it really does disturb her, and to be honest the chauffeur and I too.
Here's another photo showing daughter#2 having a good old dig around with a trowel. It's finished now and is being used for some of the Chauffeur's bits of diy stuff, such as paint pots, varnish sandpaper - you get the idea. Very useful as it was in the bathroom before, taking up space.
A piece of pottery, don't know what it was but it must have been nice.
The broken bottle which may have come from an Apothecary shop.
A collection of some of the items which were found inluding That Shoe!