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Title
 
Vase
Description
 
This vase belonged to Doreen Hunt of New Addington in the late 1950s. Yellow, black and red were fashionable colours at the time. Housing was in short supply after the Second World War. Doreen, her husband and two children had shared a house with her parents in Waddon, but on her 21st birthday in 1951 she got the keys to a new council house on King Henry's Drive. The houses at New Addington offered much better facilities than most people were used to, with several bedrooms and inside toilets. And there was space and fresh air. But lack of good public transport meant that New Addington remained rather isolated.
Object Name
 
vase
Date
 
1950-1960
Material
 
ceramic
Measurements
 
whole: 100 x 220 x 100 mm
Associated Object Number
 
M/2004/131
Theme
 
Home & Community | Natural & Built Environment
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 1
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service