Category: Civilian Life
Tableware made during the war was of necessity rather plain and functional. A simple but hardwearing mug like this was well suited to the rigours of wartime use. Having been discarded and buried in the soil for many years, it was unearthed on Thirsk Racecourse, which had been taken over by the army during the war.
top diameter 103mm,
The base of the mug carries the monogram of King George VI, the makers name (Adams) and the year it was made. The monogram indicates that the mug was government property – it probably came from the army cookhouse or canteen.