Collections Item of The Month

December 2016

We have been busy amassing our collection and have found some amazing gem items. This small mug is one such gem. The mug was presented by Councillor Elizabeth Petty JP, and first woman Mayor of the County Borough of Derby, probably to children to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12th May 1937. 

Manufacturer:Solain Ware, Soho Pottery,  United Kingdom....

Did you or anyone you know recieve one of these as a child? Did you meet/know Elizabeth Petty? We would love to hear more about this Derbyshire Pioneer!


The Mandela Centre, 179 Pear Tree Rd, Derby, DE23 8NQ T: 01332 347066

Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to record, preserve and raise awareness about women's social and political activism in Derbyshire. Shoulder to Shoulder events are funded by the Celebrating Votes for Women Fund

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