Loans Box – Pre WW2 Domestic Life


Loans Box : 15 Pre WW2 Domestic Life

KS 2

Subjects: History, Science, Literacy

Life before WW2 was inevitably affected by the residue of WW1. Millions of men had to find their way back from war into civilian life in often difficult circumstances; societies were hollowed out, and living standards were still very basic for the vast majority of the population. People had to “Make do and Mend”- an example being the home craft of making Proggy Mats from odds and ends of clothing instead of being able to buy any rug or carpet.


Flat Iron and Stand
Rug Beater
Washboard* not in box
Dixons Rich Cakes Tin
Fynnon Salts Tin
Farrah’s Toffee Tin
Boval Inhaler
Pair of Hair Clippers
Butter Pats x 3
Proggy Mat Tool
Proggy Mat Awl
Hooky Mat Tools
6 Wooden Clothes Pegs
Tin Opener
Herb Chopper
Toasting Fork
Tea Strainer/Infuser
78rpm Record
3 x Snuff Packets
Craven A Tin with Marbles
“Perfectos Finos” Cigarette Box
8 x Pre-WW2 coins
2 x Fountain Pens
Milk Bottle
1 Gill Measuring Cup
Wooden Posser
Icing Pump with 6 Nozzles
Hair Crimpers
Harpic Home Book
Glass Baby Bottle (Maws Welfare)
Kay’s Home Doctor Almanac 1929
Invitation to a Cookery Demonstration
Pocket Ready Reckoner (Pre-Decimal Currency)
Empire Marketing Board Christmas Recipes 1927
Mackintosh’s Carnival Assortment tin with buttons
Photo of 4 women with baby & young child
Alnwick Carnival 1929 programme
Elastic hosiery
Glycerine of Thymol Pastilles Tin
Bero Home Recipes
Reliable Cookery
Borwick’s Baking Powder Recipes x 2
Radiation Cookery Book
Mrs Beeton’s
700 Cookery Recipes
How to Make Many Tasty Dishes
Young Wife’s Cookery Book
Women’s Institutes book
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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