Objects of the month this year

Wartime Cookbook

April 2015.

This month, our Community Liaison Officer, Virginia Arrowsmith, has chosen Elizabeth Craig’s ‘Wartime Cookbook’, which was  published during the Second World War.  It is a compilation of culinary tips and recipes for housewives striving to make ends meet on rations.

“In her introduction, Craig writes, ‘Never allow it to be said... Read more »


Photograph of Corporal Lyons VC

March 2015

This month, our Director/Curator, Lynda Powell has chosen a hand coloured photograph of Corporal John Lyons - the first Green Howard to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

John Lyons was born in 1823 in Carlow, County Carlow in Ireland. He was a painter before he, and his younger brother, joined the... Read more »


Communist Fighter's Vest

February 2015

This month, our Retail and Admissions Assistant Sara Cox has chosen a vest with embroidered characters, part of a uniform belonging to a Communist fighter, which is in the museum’s collection.

“We have so many British uniforms in the collection, I wanted to choose this as it is so... Read more »


Tank mask

January 2015

This month, Education Manager, Liam Beeton has chosen a First World War tank driver’s mask which is part of our schools’ handling collection.

“This leather bound metal face-plate would protect the driver’s eyes from dust and their face from shrapnel and sparks.

I love using this object as a talking point... Read more »


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    Wartime Cookbook
    April 2015. This month, our Community Liaison Officer, Virginia Arrowsmith, has chosen Elizabeth Craig’s ‘Wartime Cookbook’, which was  published...
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