World War II Evacuee's doll

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Date:1939 - 1945 (c.)

Description:Baby ‘John’ was an evacuee’s doll belonging to a little girl named Sheila.
She was evacuated to the area to escape the bombs at Tilbury Docks. She lived with a family in Blythe Bridge and went to a local school.

The donor of Baby ‘John’ remembers she was on her way to celebrate Sheila’s birthday when someone told her Sheila had died in a road accident. The whole school went to her funeral and ‘John’ was given to the donor by the family who were looking after Sheila.

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Image courtesy of: Mrs Griffiths

Donor ref:NM.2011.25.1 (22/25858)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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