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Posted on May 9, 2022

The Master Military Tailor

This week I’m delving into a book of clothing pattern drafts compiled by Brigadier W R Richards from the Royal...

prosthetic arm and attachments
Posted on April 25, 2022

Mending War Torn Limbs

The high levels of injury caused to arms and legs, from shells, bullets, and frost bite during the First World...

Hard Tack Biscuit Frame
Posted on April 25, 2022

Playing with food

This is a hard tack biscuit from World War one which has been fashioned into a photo frame. Similar hard...

Copeland Plate
Posted on March 18, 2022

Copeland Hot Water Plates

Dating back to the early 1840s, these plates were made for the 32nd Regiment of Foot to take to India...

Leather Neckstock
Posted on March 1, 2022

‘Leatherneck’

The stock was a high neck collar worn around a soldier’s neck during the 19th century. Some were made of...

Lieutenant Duncan Bishop's shaving mirror
Posted on March 1, 2022

“I am feeling quite well.”

A small, seemingly unremarkable, square piece of metal sits on display in our second world war gallery. It was used...