In late January 1922, Britain was described in the Tiverton Gazette as a ‘Run Down Nation’. It went on to say ‘The nervous strength of her population has diminished because of the stress and strain of the weary years of war through which her people have passed’.

There are some comparisons with early 2022 albeit for a different ‘war’ of shorter duration.

The Museum holds all sorts of artefacts relating to both the First and Second World Wars. This tiny butter dish, just 8.2cms in diameter, was made by the girls in what was to become the Royal Winton works in Stoke-on-Trent. On the base is the inscription ‘Made by the girls of Staffordshire during the winter of 1917/18 when the ‘boys’ were in the trenches fighting for Liberty and Civilisation’.

All are welcome at the Museum on Saturday 29th January for our ‘World War Two Day’ (11.00-16.00) when you can enjoy handling real WW2 objects.

World War Two Day | Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life