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Title
 
Duffle Coat & CND Badge
Description
 
A duffle coat and CND badge worn on Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament marches by Frances Stewart of Thornton Heath in the early 1960s. CND had been formed in 1958 when there was a widespread fear that nuclear warfare could end life on earth. Frances was the fundraiser for Croydon CND for four years, organising jumble sales and folk concerts. She had bought the coat from Milletts on Crown Hill, Croydon in 1951. As a student at Croydon Art School she felt very fashionable wearing a duffle coat, particularly a white one.
Object Name
 
overcoat
Date
 
Early 1960s
Physical Description
 
Hip-length duffle jacket in white undyed wool fabric with CND badge on wide collar.
Material
 
wool; cotton; wood
Measurements
 
coat: 670 x 680 x 440 mm; badge: 22 x 22 x 3 mm
Theme
 
National & International | Politics & Economy
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 5 | Kiosk 4
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service