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Zennor Pattern

Crysede silk dress in Zennor pattern

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Zennor Pattern

Crysede bedspread in Zennor pattern, green pattern on natural background

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Zennor Pattern

A pair of Crysede curtains in Zennor pattern

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Zennor

A block printed Crysede textile scrap in the Zennor design using a colour way of black and white.

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World War Two Medal

World War Two Medical Corps medal awarded to William Harvey Gendall. The front of the medal shows four soldiers,one of whom is on a stretcher. The reverse of the medal has the inscription PTE. W. H. Glendall {sic} 1939'. It has no ribbon.

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World War One Victory Medal

World War One Victory medal awarded to William Harvey Gendall. The front of the medal shows an angel with the artist's initials 'WMcM' underneath. The reverse of the medal has the inscription 'THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919'. The edge of the medal is inscribed - '132785 SPR W. H. Gendall R.E.'

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World War One Star Medal

World War One star medal awarded to William Harvey Gendall . The medal is star-shaped with two crossed swords on the front - hilts at the bottom. There is a crown at the top a letter 'v' encircled by a capital letter 'G' at the bottom and a circular wreath leading from the v and G letters to the crown at the top. In the centre of the medal is '1914-15'. There is an inscription on the back of the medal '132785, SPR. W. H. Gendall. R.E.'

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World War One General Service Medal

World War One general service medal awarded to William Harvey Gendall. The front of the medal shows the profile and side view of a naked male figure on horseback. The horse is standing on a shield embossed with an eagle and to the left of the shield is a skull and cross bones. There is a sun in the top right of the medal. The front of the medal has the numbers '1914' on the left edge and '1918' on the right edge. The reverse of the medal has a profile of King George V facing left and the inscription 'GEORGIVS V BRITT OMN REX ET IND IMP'. The edge of the medal is inscribed - '132785 SPR W. H. Gendall R.E.'

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Wooden Spoon

Short handle badly worn, used by Russian troops for eating the porridge made by the mixing of water with blackbread crumb.

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Wooden Shovel

Part of a wooden tin streamer's shovel found in 1835 inscription on paper stuck to back "Found by some tin streamers in what the country people call the Jews Smelting House in 1835" the old people remember a grove of trees that once grew on this spot Botrea

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Wooden Model of Tin Stamp

Model of tin stamps used for crushing tin ore

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Wood Carving In Bottle

Inscribed January 1957, Heamoor J C Burt various wood carving shapes including ladder and starshapes rope webbing around neck of bottle

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Wolfcub Banner, of 1st Gulval Pack

Wolfcub banner of 1st Gulval Pack, with carrying pole in two pieces (top half attached to flag). Yellow linen with emblem and slogan 'Do your best'

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Winston Churchill Obituary Supplement

A 16 page obituary supplement of Winston Churchill : 'Winston Churchill The Story of a Man of Destiny' , taken from the Daily Telegraph, dated Monday January 25th 1965. Written by Colin R. Coote and includes photographs.

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Wine List For The Honey Pot

Illustrated sketches of the Honey Pot. List of wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks and history of the Honey Pot

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Windsor And Newton Paint Bottle

Small cylindrical bottle with long narrow neck. Dug up in the garden of Myrtle Cottage in Newlyn and thought to have been used by Dod Procter. Probably made in the 1930s. Has makers name embossed below neck.

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White Metal Wristwatch

White metal wristwatch, missing strap, arms and face, opposed loops for strap

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White Metal Plate

Flat, thin, white metal plate, perforated at three corners

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Western National And The Great Western Railway Guide Book, 1948

Omnibus guide containing information about Western National and The Great Western Railway. Coloured cover showing bridge with bus crossing, hills in background. 'Guide to Omnibus Routes and Motor Coach Tours in Cornwall' written at bottom and 'The Western National' written at the top. Book contains information on what to do and where to stay.

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West Penwith Rural District Council Gavel And Stand

Wooden gavel, with plaque which commemorates boththe Festival of Britain in 1951 and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Presented by Officers and members of the West Penwith RDC. Base is square and has a plaque which reads 'WEST PENWITH RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL'. This second plaque is hallmarked bottom left. Green felt on base of base.

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West Cornwall School Speech Day 1957

Programme for school speech day

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West Cornwall School Speech Day 1956

Programme for school speech day

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