Runner and Curfew Pass
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.
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Museum of Croydon | Area 5 | Kiosk 3
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