Childhood Memories


Loans Box : Childhood Memories

KS 2

Subjects: History, Science, Literacy

Used in a project with Warkworth Primary School 7-8 year olds. Favourite items for children were potty and child’s bloomers!”  Grange Care Home

Our childhood memories box serves both an educational role in social history, but also as an excellent stimulus for discussion in care homes and clubs for the elderly. A survey conducted by Bailiffgate Museum found very high levels of recall of childhood toys in the sector.


Little Dots Child’s magazine
Wooden soled boots
Drawstring Bag with 8 glass marbles
Bag of dibs
1950s liberty bodice
Yellow plastic duck
Wooden rattle
2 teething rings
Doll’s dummy
Baby’s bib
Woollen gaiters
3 Photos of children with toys
1950s child’s coat
Child’s bloomers
Enamel potty
Small canvas satchel
Copybook and dip pen
Slate and slate pencil
Porcelain inkpot
Wooden pencil box
School reading book – Wide Range Reader
School work card
1950s Time and Tune pamphlet
Glass baby bottle
Glaxo Baby Book
Holy Communion book
Wooden blocks
Wooden cup and ball
Wooden whip and 2 tops
2 Derbac combs in Derbac Tin
Camera with canvas case
Newspapers (5)
3 Photos of granddad on the farm
Child’s christening dress and hat
Cough medicine bottle with cork
Child’s glasses
Ladybird Book Beauty and the Beast
Book: How Things Have Changed in the Home
Model Hovercraft
View the full Loans Box range 


Loans Boxes for Educational purposes


Our Loans Box service is again free of charge to schools, childminders, home educators and youth organisations.

A small charge of £15 per box for up to two weeks is made for care homes and all other individuals and organisations wishing to use this service.

Free and paid-for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847

How to Book


Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone the museum office on 01665 605847)·

  • Please contact the office by telephone during working hours or by email to  to check the dates you want to loan this box are available.
  • When you have agreed a satisfactory period, then select whether you are a sponsored or not and click on Add to Basket to process your booking, stating the period you want to borrow the box for in the Order Notes on the Checkout page.

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays 11am-4pm)). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

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