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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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • toy, field gun

    toy, field gun

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

    EPH 10866

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

  • toy soldier

    toy soldier

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10867

    Small lead horseman, possibly Household Cavalry, hand moulded and hand painted, the horseman is painted red, the horse is white and the base is green.

  • toy, tank

    toy, tank

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Jenkinson, Wallace

    EPH 10862

    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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