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  • compact

    compact

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10984

    Compact in the shape of a military hat (US), made from plastic and painted dark green and brown with insignia molded above peak of cap and painted gold, the compact has a hinged lid with mirror inlaid inside, a cream-colured circular powder puff and...

  • toy, stuffed dog

    toy, stuffed dog

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9058

    This toy was given to Maureen Homer (nee Watts) by her father Sergeant Leonard Albert Watts during the Second World War. Sergeant Watts, who originally enlisted in 1918 at the age of 18 and served until 1937, was recalled for service in 1939. He was...

  • shoes, slippers, child's, handmade

    shoes, slippers, child's, handmade

    (souvenirs and ephemera) 1946

    EPH 32

    A pair of child's slippers, handmade from rope (in red and beige with red pom-poms) by an unidentified German prisoner of war (POW) at Mortimer Camp near Reading, Berkshire (Camp No 88), circa 1946.

  • toy, tank

    toy, tank

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Jenkinson, Wallace (Creator)

    EPH 10864

    Small wooden tank toy modelled on the First World War tank design, simply made by hand from pieces of wood and held together with four small metal nails, the tank is painted in brown and green camouflage which has rubbed off in small patches in several...

  • toy, field gun

    toy, field gun

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Jenkinson, Wallace (Creator)

    EPH 10865

    Small toy field gun mounted on a painted green circular base, handmade from pieces of metal and an improvised barrel - possibly taken from another toy and re-used here, the gun is painted in brown and green camouflage.

  • trophy, Award of Merit

    trophy, Award of Merit

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 5335

    Large metal two-handled cup with inscription on front ''PRESENTED TO C COMPANY 5TH (WINGHAM) BN. KENT HOME GUARD AS AN AWARD OF MERIT ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNIVERSARY PARADE 16TH MAY 1943'', hallmarked below rim of cup, metal has...

  • handstamp, rubber

    handstamp, rubber

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 5529

    Rubber stamp bearing the CC41 symbol and the letters "U. O.", rubber stamp is attached to a rectangular piece of metal supporting a black wooden handle.

  • toy, wooden iron

    toy, wooden iron

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9057

    This toy was given to Maureen Homer (nee Watts) by her father Sergeant Leonard Albert Watts during the Second World War. Sergeant Watts, who originally enlisted in 1918 at the age of 18 and served until 1937, was recalled for service in 1939. He was...

  • embroidered tablecloth

    embroidered tablecloth

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9062

    This embroidered tablecloth was stitched by Miss Diana Foxwell during the Second World War. Miss Foxwell worked in local hospitals for the first years of the war and in 1942 started her general training. As a keen needlewoman, she decided to make a...

  • toy, tank

    toy, tank

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Jenkinson, Wallace (Creator)

    EPH 10863

    Small wooden tank toy modelled on the First World War tank design, simply made by hand from pieces of wood and held together with four small metal nails, the tank is painted in brown and green camouflage which has rubbed off in several places as follows...

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