Knife and cup smuggled out of Holloway Prison by suffragette Grace Chappelow
Grace Chappelow was imprisoned on three occasions: in 1911 when a riot with police broke out after a large group of suffragettes tried to storm the House of Parliament, in 1912 for smashing windows of the Mansion House in London, and again in 1912 after she refused to pay a fine over an incident involving her dog!
Odde Volume Number 1
Made for Edmund Durrant by the Castle Hedingham Pottery, 1893.
The Chelmsford Odde Volumes was a society of book lovers who's purpose was to encourage literature, the fine arts, science, archaeology and music. It was founded in 1888 by bookseller and stationer Edmund Durrant.
Meetings were held in Durrant's house at 90 High Street Chelmsford.
This society visited Castle Hedingham Pottery and commissioned this piece featuring the likeness of their founder.
Ginger beer bottles
Local stoneware ginger beer bottles, made and sold in Chelmsford – the equivalent of a modern fizzy drinks can.