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A 'Sister Dora' Nurse's Cap

This cap was made by the company 'Sister Dora' which would have taken its name from the well loved Anglican nun and nurse Sister Dora from Walsall (1832-1878). This type of small white cap was worn ...

J. T. Burke Gramophone Record

J. T. Burke's was a Cycle and 'Gramophone Agent, with a shop at 67 Higherland, Newcastle-under-Lyme. A shop selling cycle's and music may seem like a strange combination but as the number of bicycle ...

Samuel Mayer's Commemorative Drinking Horn, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This strange drinking vessel has two engraved silver collars and some bullocks legs as a stand. The wording along top collar reads: 'This cup was made from one of the horns of a bullock which was roasted ...

Stoke and Wolstanton Union Workhouse Toothbrush Holder

This ceramic pot is marked 'Stoke and Wolstanton Union, 1922' and came from the workhouse at Chell. A new workhouse was built on Turnhurst Road, Chell in 1838/9, after Tunstall became part of the new ...

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