Community loans box for children containing: Books, children’s toys , war time cookery book, registration and identity cards, costumes, photographs and activities for children to make all relating to World War Two.
The Golliwog originated as a character in Florence Kate Upton and Bertha Upton's 1895 book The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls. While some see the golly as a cherished cultural artefact and childhood tradition, others argue that it is a symbol of racism against people of African descent. This golly is flying an Avro Lancaster. The Avro or Lancaster Bomber is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two. It first saw active service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942. It became the main heavy bomber used by the RAF and squadrons from other commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF.
Identity cards were used during World War II under the National Registration Act 1939. Everyone, including children, had to carry one at all times to show who they were and where they lived. They were used up until seven years after the end of the war in 1952.