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Title
 
Runner and Curfew Pass
Description
 
A runner and a curfew pass bought to Crystal Palace in 1960 by Evangelia Card. The runner was made by Evangelia's mother in Cyprus in the mid-1950s. She began making things for her daughter's dowry four years before Evangelia even met her future husband. Evangelia was given the curfew pass in 1958 when she began working for the British government in Nicosia. At the time Greek Cypriots were fighting for independence from Britain. The British enforced curfews to prevent the movement of arms by the freedom fighters. Evangelia's pass allowed her to travel at almost any time. She met her husband, British policeman Colin Card, when he was directing traffic. They married in 1959 and came to Britain a year later.
Object Name
 
cover
Date
 
1950-1960
Material
 
paper; textile
Theme
 
National & International | World Events
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 5 | Kiosk 3
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service