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