The treasures inside included my grandad's Home Guard badges which I mentioned in a previous post and some accompanying papers.
|Badges for the 11th Battalion Durham Home Guard|
|Home Guard Military Signs|
When he was younger grandad was in the Scouts, Boy Scouts as they would have been in those days.
|William Satchell Hutton (b.1905 so a guess at this photo - 1918-1920 ish?)|
|Boy Scouts Jamboree Pass for the British Empire Exhibition|
Grandad was a coal miner - one of the earliest pieces I have relating to this is his notice to quit his house when he lost his job in the 1930s. My mum says he refers to this as a 'wedding present' as it arrived just a few days after he married my grandma on 22nd August 1931.
|Notice to quit the colliery house on termination of employment 1931|
One final picture - Grandad in mines' rescue equipment - I hope he never had to use it. Casual pose - hands in his pockets!
|W S Hutton in mines' rescue equipment|