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Title
 
Freda's Tea Set
1938
Description
 
A pewter tea set, chosen by Freda Michell of Purley in 1938 as a leaving present when she left her job at the Air Ministry to get married. The Head of her Department at the Air Ministry was present at her leaving party. The Civil Service, like most employers, dismissed women workers as soon as they married. Freda did not mind having to give up her job.
Object Name
 
tea set
Date
 
1938
Measurements
 
whole: 195 x 480 x 290 mm
Theme
 
Work & Play | Work
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 3 | Kiosk 3
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service