Baby doll toy, made of moulded plastic, with cream frilled silk shirt, blue velvet trousers, cream knitted underwear. Made in DDR, Germany. possibly 1940/50's. Part of a collection of objects given by family who had formerly lived in Arthur Road, Windsor
This bauble once hung on a Christmas tree in St. George’s Hall, Windsor Castle. It was given to a local girl, Mabel Biles by Queen Victoria during a sumptuous Christmas tea at the castle. Presents were given to all the children attending the tea, and Mabel was given a toy cart and mule but could not take her eyes off a glass bauble at the top of the tree. After being asked by the Queen if she li
In 1939, at the beginning of World War 2, children in London and other major cities were evacuated to the countryside or to small towns like Windsor. Children were only allowed to take a few items with them on their journey and small affordable cardboard suit cases like this were popular.
A Super-Speed 11 typewriter, made by L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters of Canada, used at Windsor Secretarial College, in Peascod Street, Windsor, in the 1950s and 1960s. The Typewriter was affectionately named by the staff 'Elsie' after the initials embossed on it.
A painted metal toy Hawker Hurricane MK II C aeroplane made by Dinky Toys, propeller blades and guns and cockpit cover are missing, dated 1972 - 1975. Sidney. This is the 1/72 scale. These were released by Dinky to coincide with the release of the file 'the Battle of Britain' in 1972 other planes that featured in the film were also made until 1975. The Hawker Hurricane Aircraft was designed by Sir
These horse and jockey figures 'race' towards the box when the handle is turned. This may have been a game for older children. The game consists of a box containing 6 horses with jockeys on wires which has a mechanism that means a different horse wins each time when the handle is turned.