Commemorative Spoons from a Variety of Regiments

By  •  October 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm  •  2 Comments

These beautifully crafted spoons show a range of different regiments from both army and air force and kindly donated for viewing by a Pitmister relative of someone who fought in the war.

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The residents of Pitminster Parish have created an exhibition of World War One at the ‘Lamb and Flag’ from Friday Sept 26th to Sunday Oct 5th 2014 based on the articles and artefacts received from people who live in the villages of the Parish. Leading up to the exhibition there have been events and activities based in and around the villages marking the Centenary. This website and its content are from that exhibition along with additional material during the lifetime of this website.

 

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  1. helen anderson-smith / January 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm /Reply

    Hi..I am hoping you can help regarding the WW1 spoons.I have a set of seven spoons that are engraved with the names of various French towns..Boulogne,Bethune,Amiens etc etc.I had thought they were made of silver as they have a hallmark for French silver..ie the head of Minerva and a makers initials.However I read in an article that they were actually made of gunmetal?..I would love to know more about the history of these spoons as My Gt Uncle served in the Great War and wondered if it was possible that he may have bought them..although my Gt Aunt could also have bought them as she served as a nurse in France.Sadly no-one is alive to tell me the history of them!..

    • admin / March 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm /Reply

      Hi Helen. You could try Somerset Archive Office or the British Library.

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