King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two. The message concludes with the sentence:
"May these qualities (pride, courage, endurance and enterprise) be yours as you grow up and join in the common effort to establish among the nations of the world unity and peace."
The reverse of the certificate lists the principal events of the war and includes a space at the base for detailing the recipient's war contributions an the contibutions of his/her family.
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London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions
Front cover of London Life magazine showing three cast members from a new musical, On The Level (about a GCE scandal) which opened in London on 19 April 1966. The costumes for the cast were designed by Malcolm Pride who wanted the schoolgirls to 'look swinging by day and naughty by night'. Several of the costumes were manufactured as part of the autumn range at Lee Cecil and Harvey Gould. The girls are Julie Pitcher, Maggie Vieter and Angela Richards. the wigs were all doen by Denis at Vidal Sassoon. Jewellery was by Adrien Mann. Date: 1966
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Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation). The Sokol (which translates as 'Falcon') arose as the first Czech Gymnastic organisation in the 1860s. Between the First and Second World Wars the organisation grew to have a million members. The Sokol programmes were organised to have mass appeal across all strata of society and across all age groups. This rally poster is from Yugoslavia
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