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  • powdered milk, Swift's

    powdered milk, Swift's

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: SWIFT BROOKFIELD

    EPH 5757

    Circular silver tin containing Swift's Brookfield Powdered Whole Milk, there is a white paper label wrapped all around with red and green lettering and decoration

  • metal polish, British

    metal polish, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 396

    A tin of 'Bluebell' brand metal polish made in Britain during the Second World War period. 'Bluebell' metal cleaning products were a household name in the 1930s and even merited a specific and relevant contextual reference in Patrick...

  • scarf, Potato Pete & Dr Carrot

    scarf, Potato Pete & Dr Carrot

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10126

    Large colourful square printed headscarf depicting Potato Pete, Dr Carrot and various other vegetables (onions, beans, beets), the vegetables are numerously printed inside a red square border in a repeating pattern on one side of the scarf.

  • "VACUATION" card game

    "VACUATION" card game

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2951

    A loose pack of colourful printed playing cards belonging to a "Vacuation" card game, two playing cards and the original box and rules are missing, there are 42 cards altogether including: 9x Householder cards; 25x Evacuee cards; 6x Teacher...

  • teapot, commemorative, British

    teapot, commemorative, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Ducal China, Stoke-on-Trent 1939

    EPH 4624

    'Ducal China', earthenware' teapot (14cm x 16cm x 24cm) with coloured decoration of Allied Flags overall and inscriptions: 'Liberty and Freedom / France Western Colonies / France Eastern Colonies / Canada / Newfoundland / New Zealand...

  • dog's gas mask

    dog's gas mask

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2907

    gas mask, with cotton drill carrying bag and leaflet.

  • Bomb Component, Parachute and Cord, Luftmine, German

    Bomb Component, Parachute and Cord, Luftmine, German

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4705

    Portion of parachute and rope from a German Second World War parachute bomb ('land mine') which fell outside the council house in High Street Smethwick. The bomb was caught by the telephone wires before striking the ground and thus did not...

  • harness


    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3545

    Harness associated with 'Rex', a British Second World War Home Front 'rescue dog'. 'Rex' was awarded the Dickin medal on 25 April 1945 for outstanding bravery in finding bomb victims, trapped under fallen debris. (The Dickin...

  • identity discs, animal

    identity discs, animal

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1870

    Second World War animal identity discs produced by the National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee given by Mrs Friend who was an animal warden during the war.

  • slippers


    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3238

    Pair of slippers with red velvet upper with green edging, string soles with a yellow fabric edge. They have fleece insoles.