Artwork : ArchiveNo00104

Birthday Card 1938






Contributor Name Lynne Rigby
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Location Southsea
Collection Date 13.03.08 11.40am
Artefact Name Birthday Card
Artefact Description Birthday card with gold, metallic heart on the front and a spray of cloth violets, green leaves and purple flowers. Pink ribbon at the side of the card saying ‘To greet you on your birthday’. Inside the card on a separate piece of card includes a printed birthday message and poem. Handwritten ‘Sybil, with best wishes xx’
Artefact Date 1938
Artefact Stored In a box with personal papers, in the study
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Edge of petal
Sample Image

History of Artefact ‘The card was presented to my father when my mother was between the age of fifteen and twenty.’ The words showed restraint, she was eight years younger than the man she was ‘walking out with’.
Historian Catherine Smith
Previous Owners Sybil Delia Everett (mother), James Mark Parsons (father).
Special Memories ‘My mother was fifteen, and an only child. My grandparents were very trusting to allow them to see each other. It was a message to her first and only love. They were together for fifty-two years. My father was Welsh and worked on the railways. He started off as a signaller, then worked in the shunting yard. He worked at Swindon station. This object shows that deep down he was a sentimental man. It showed how much he cared and loved inside. He would talk about my mother everyday after she died, even on the day he died.’
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