Wartime mug

Category:  Civilian Life

Wartime mug

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.

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Approx. size:

top diameter 103mm, height 98 mm
(4 x 3¾ in)

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The base of the mug carries the monogram of King George VI, the maker’s 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.