Category Archives: Letters, cards and documents

Doran’s hands (Object no. 173)

Yesterday was Father’s Day here in the UK, so I have been thinking of my Dad more than usual. Going through some old papers of his I found these scraps with jottings in his familiar hand. A quick read through … Continue reading

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Blood brothers

Today is Brother 1’s 60th birthday. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the above photo was taken, in the early 1960s. He is on the right, Brother 2 in the natty bow tie on the left, myself in the … Continue reading

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A brush with fame (Object no. 144)

As I mentioned in my previous post, today is my birthday, so I am celebrating with 2 birthday related posts in 1 day. This object that I found in the archives holds a very special memory for me. My parents … Continue reading

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Oh, what a card!

Following on from my previous post, here’s another picture of a horse drawn caravan, this time on a birthday card given to me on my 11th birthday by my Auntie Margaret. Margaret Press was not a relative but was my … Continue reading

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My Mother’s day (object 131)

Yesterday was Mother’s Day here in the UK, something my mother, as a Communist, rejected. She always said she preferred spontaneous, handmade gifts and expressions of affection, rather than what she saw as an artificial event created for commercial reasons. … Continue reading

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Soldier’s Things (Object 128)

Today marks the centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War. My previous post was about my late Uncle Peter, my Dad’s brother who was named after their father’s brother, lost to that terrible conflict. My Dad, born in … Continue reading

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Two centuries of freedom (Object 125)

In the above photograph my youngest niece, Alice, holds in her hands one of the most interesting objects in the Usmeum. It was recently unearthed in a box at the regional branch (Brother 2’s house) and transferred here, where it … Continue reading

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