Loans Box -Post WW2 Life


Loans Box : Post WW2 Life

KS 2

Subjects: History, Science, Technology

Post WW2 life was still dominated for a considerable time with the privations created by wartime shortages. Meat was the last item to be de-rationed and food rationing  did not end completely till 1954. Nevertheless there was a gradual rise in conditions for ordinary people  and a return of consumer goods-witness the 45 rpm  singles in this box.


Black Bakelite Telephone with rotary dial
Coronation Souvenir tin
Capstan Cigarette Packet
Sharps Confectionery tin with Bagpiper picture
5 assorted 45 singles
Butterkist sweet label
McCowan’s Daintees label
Parma Violets label
Coronet Camera
18 Assorted Post War Coins on display card
Replica Clothing Coupon Book 1947-48
Ration Books 1952, 1953, 1954
1950s Picture Collection Book
Festival of Britain Card
4 black and white photos of post-war homes
Black and white photo Acrobats at Festival of Britain
Fabric Doll
Burman Hair Clipper
Philishave Electric Razor in Leather Case
School Milk Bottle
1950s newspapers (7)
Red 1950s style jumper
Knitting bobbin
Shirt collar studs
Farrah’s Toffee Tin
Ironing stand
Full Length Pink Nylon Petticoat
2 x replica 1940s dresses

  • Purple watersilk
  • Leaf pattern fabric
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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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