A rare survival of a cardboard Christmas stocking toy in our World War Zoo gardens collection alongside the excellent Christmas on the Home Front book by Mike Brown
Happy Christmas to all our World War Zoo Garden blog readers, another very busy year at our project base at Newquay Zoo.
Past Christmas blogposts
Our trial War and Peace Christmas Pudding – before pretasting by keepers – at Newquay Zoo.
We have continued our tradition of buying an Oxfam Allotment gift again this year 2015 on behalf of the project:
Noah’s Ark handmade by Ernest Lukey for his daughter (in our wartime collection) alongside a cocoa tin and wood pull along train. Wartime Christmas presents.
There’s always the tradition of handmade or recycled presents as well. One of my favourites remains this simple puzzle, handmade for a little girl.
Handmade sliding puzzle made by a man for his daughter in wartime, from Australian Butter box wood and cut out calender dates, 1940s, Newquay Zoo wartime life collection
This featured in our 2010 Christmas blogpost:
Back view of the wartime handmade sliding puzzle showing the Australia butter box markings