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Reference Name LCNGR : 2008.5

Commemorative plate from World War I, with Grantham Coat of Arms. Inscription on front of plate reads 'Special Message from The Rt Hon D Lloyd George Prime Minister 'I have no hesitation in saying that economy in the consumption and use of food in this country is a matter of the greatest possible importance to the Empire at the present time.' Encouraging people to be frugal in their consumption of food during the war years. On the back, the plate is inscribed 'Made by the girls of Staffordshire during the winter of 1917 when the boys were in the trenches fighting for Liberty and Civilization.' White glazed porcelain decorated on front with green laurel wreath around edge, Grantham coat of arms at top. Text on front and back in black letters. Alfred Meakin stamp in blue on back.

Physical Dimensions:

  • whole diameter: 150mm

Material: ceramic

Condition: fair

Quantity: 1

Completeness: complete

Period: 20th Century

Production Place: Staffordshire, UK


Alfred Meakin

Borough of Grantham

Alfred Meakin


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