Artwork : ArchiveNo00065

Decorative Bead Bag 1916






Contributor Name Royal Naval Museum
Contributor Image richardnoyce_copy.jpg

Location HM Naval Base (Dockyard)
Collection Date 30.01.08 2.15pm
Artefact Name Decorative Bead Bag
Artefact Description Commemorating the battle of Jutland - 31 May 1916. Good condition, hand-made. Covered in beads.
Museum Ref. No. 1977/11
Artefact Date 1916
Artefact Stored Dedicated store
Artefact Form

Artefact Image 00065_Bead_bag.jpg
Sample Taken

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History of Artefact Itís full of decorative inscriptions relating to the First World War including the British flag.
It was made by Naval wives and it was sold to raise money for the Lady Beatty Battle Fund (support for widows). Lady Beatty was the wife of Admiral Beatty.
Historian Richard Noyce
Previous Owners Private donation from Mrs. Edith Grint
Special Memories Portsmouth was very involved in the battle of Jutland - there was lots of solidarity between the Naval wives.
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