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Title
 
St John's Ambulance Hat and Cap
Description
 
St. John's Ambulance Brigade hat and cap worn by Arthur and Ethel Care of West Croydon in the early 1950s. Arthur and Ethel had been members of St. John's Ambulance Brigade since the early 1920s. They met on a Brigade procession attended by Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1927. During the Second World War their house was used as an unofficial first aid post by local people.
Object Name
 
hat
Date
 
1950 - 1955
Physical Description
 
Hat - black fulled wool with patent leather peak. Cap - white linen.
Material
 
textile (unidentfied)
Measurements
 
hat whole: 430 x 270 x 320 mm; cap whole: 410 x 190 x 190 mm
Maker
 
Unknown
Theme
 
Home & Community | Welfare & Community Work
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 5
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service