The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Monday, 15 November 2010

1940's Wartime BUNDLES FOR BRITAIN BAG with Label

I have recently discovered this fascinating little slice of wartime history in a bag of old lace!

A cloth bag measuring about 12 ins across  in a purple/brownish colour. It has a discoloured white cotton lining with various pocketed sections and a closing flap with popper fastening. Inside there is a label as pictured above which reads ''from your American friends BUNDLES FOR BRITAIN '' .  These bags and many other items were part of a relief effort in the early part of the Second World War of non-military items  from the USA to Britain. It was started by a lady called Marion Newbert Jorgensen  and became a regional organisation across the USA under her management sending much needed items to wartime Britain .  The bag is in really very nice condition for age , all original including the label , with just a little wear to the lining . It has been used by a lady to keep her sewing and needlework items in so has been carefully looked after over many years .  A very interesting piece of wartime history which Mr W has listed for me on ebay..click here if you want to view the auction. Now onwards with the sorting....... I still have a way to go with my Autumn "Spring Clean".

4 comments:

Vintage Tea Time said...

Wow, that's interesting - a good find! What would have been in the bag, d'you think? Lovely that someone's been using it all this time :)

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

What an interesting find. Lizzie, a day at home??

BusyLizzie said...

A morning at home Tracey!.... have to go out later. From what I have read about these bags they would have contained knitted clothing and other such items... amazing eh!

MelMel said...

WOW!
That is just the kind of item I dream of finding!
What a wonderful slice of history!
Thank you for sharing!xx