Sunday, 29 May 2016

Wargaming 1880's

On a recent visit to Wallington, a National Trust property in the wilds of Northumberland in the north of England, I came across this very impressive collection of toy soldiers. Luckily for me, saving my usual blather, there was an information card. The pictures tell the story better than I can. Now that's what I call Oldhammer!

















This last photo was from a cabinet in the aptly named Room of Curiosities. Amongst the stuffed birds, shells, rocks and all kinds of articles, was a pair of grey, furry claws. If you can guess what they are you did better than me.


3 comments:

the one said...

Most likely Kangaroo paws. They were quite a popular curiosity back in the day. Their very kitsch I know, and still available for some strange reason? Why the hell would you want one?

Old Fogey said...

Absolutely correct, the one, very impressive. I guessed at maybe some kind of primate or possibly even a large eagle, kangaroo just never occurred to me. Prize biscuit in the post.....

Matt Crump said...

Love the soldiers would be interesting to know what they paid at the time ! Lead paint too I guess.

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