Richard Evans’ Rummer and Toddy Ladle

Two items engraved in similar script bear the monogram ‘RE’ and are presumed to have belonged to Richard Evans (1797-1859). They are a late eighteenth century glass rummer and a slightly battered silver Toddy Ladle, hallmarked London 1727. Continue reading →
Last updated on 29 December 2020 by JJ Morgan

Pamela Downing’s Fashion Design Drawings 1940-41

Pamela Downing attended the Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts from 1938 to 1941. After an initial period of basic training in a full range of Artistic methods and techniques, she seems to have moved in the latter part of these studies to a period where she was studying in the Handsworth School of Dress design. Continue reading →
Last updated on 15 July 2020 by JJ Morgan

Pamela Morgan Paintings

Below is a collection of Pamela Morgan’s paintings, both in oil and watercolour. These were painted between 1977 and 1997. Continue reading →
Last updated on 16 July 2020 by JJ Morgan

Randle Mathews family

A group of seven photos has survived in a an envelope marked ‘Randle Mathews Photographs’. The writing on the envelope and on the back of three of the photographs is in the hand of Molly Evans. Continue reading →
Last updated on 19 June 2020 by JJ Morgan

Donald Morgan Correspondence with Alan Stripp

Donald Morgan wrote a letter to Alan Stripp, author and historian, in 1995, which represents the only written explanation of his time at Bletchley Park before he died in 1997. The book he refers to is “Codebreakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park” edited in 1993 by Alan Stripp and Harry Hinsley. Continue reading →
Last updated on 16 August 2020 by E Morgan

First Day at Bletchley Park

In the first half of 1941, Pamela Downing was still studying at the Birmingham School of Art. On 28 Jul 1941, according to her mother Molly‘s diary, she learnt that she had failed to secure another year at the college. Both her parents had served in the First World War and it was clear that Pamela who had just turned 21 ought to be doing something a little more positive for the war effort. Continue reading →
Last updated on 19 July 2020 by E Morgan