A Box Of Collars
We acquired this when one of our volunteers spotted it at a charity car boot sale. The full set of Edwardian collars – size 26 and made to measure – belonged to an A. Sims Esq. In those days laundries ran a personal service; soiled collars were collected in such a box and returned to the owner, perfectly laundered and starched.
Another sharp-eyed volunteer espied this delightful item in a Felixstowe charity shop. It’s thought to be German and built in the late 19th century. It will make its first public appearance at this year’s ‘Christmas at Landguard’ event on 11th December.
WW2 Sweetheart Ring
Recently donated, a Bakelite sweetheart ring. Bakelite jewellery became immensely popular in the 1920s as an affordable and attractive replacement for other materials and its popularity continued into the 1950s. The inserted photograph is that of Denis Atkins who served with the Royal Norfolk Regiment in World War 2; what a wonderful way to keep your loved one close!