A 1980’s tin covered in memories from years gone by. The objects represent various times in history up until 1976.

Dated objects displayed are:

1916-1976 Cub Scouting movement badge
1947-1948 Clothing book
1953-1954 Ration book
1951- Festival of Britain coins

Some these objects would be a good reminder from someone’s life from childhood through to their older years.

Have a good look at the tin, can you spot some of the following items?

Hair ties
Sheriff badge
Westminster Mile medal
Toy gun with caps
Lawn Tennis ticket
First drawings
Maple leaf badge
Blue eye shadow

This tin has recently had craft items kept in it, what would you keep in it?



More information:

Date 1980s
Material(s) Tin
Item number MBPO364

Questions to help you remember using this item

  • Is there anything on the tin photographed that brings back memories to you?
  • What objects would you put into a memory box that mean a lot to you?

User Stories

A couple of years ago I was given a lovely memory box to put some of the things I have collected over the years into it. It was a very thoughtful gift and as I have recently been packing up my house to move, I have come across many small items from childhood to present day that have sentimental value – Memory Box Volunteer


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