Author: Gillian Holman
ISBN: 0 86025 473
When Violet died, aged nine, in 1919, her parents packed her
clothes, toys, school reports, diaries and photographs away
in a trunk, which was not opened again until 1991 when
it became a time capsule of what it was like to be a child
during the Great War years.
The trunks contents were featured
in Saffron Walden Museum and that material is here expanded
by collecting reminiscences from people who were Violets
contemporaries in Saffron Walden and surrounding villages.
Here, then, is a complete picture of early 20th century childhood
in an Essex town family life, schooling, town and country
pursuits, holidays, the impact of the War, and clothing.
96 pages, 25 photographs, 19 line illustrations
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