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'Daughter of the Empire' armlets, Nottingham 1 month 1 week ago #76303

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Nottingham Evening Post, Friday 24th March 1950


Daughter of the Empire
....Within a few hours of the publication in Friday's Post of the picture of the "Daughter of the Empire" armlets awarded to women collecting for charities during the Boer War, a reader brought me one of the armlets to see for myself.
....She was Mrs. Ethel Simpson, of Ossington Villas, North Sherwood-street, Nottingham, and the armlet she brought was that presented to her mother, Mrs. Sabina Packer. Mrs. Simpson also showed me a gold medal awarded to Mrs. Packer for collecting the largest amount of money of any woman in Nottingham, in aid of widows and orphans of the South African War. The presentation was made by Councillor Elborne at the beginning of the century.
....Another type of armlet was awarded at that time, Mrs. Simpson told me. This was similar to the "Daughter of the Empire" armlet, but was presented to those giving smaller amounts of money.
....I am glad to say that Mrs. Packer, at 88 years of age, is still moderately well, although she regrets being unable to attend whist drives as often as she would like.
Nottingham Evening Post, Tuesday 28th March 1950
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Here's the real thing. I bought it at a militaria fair in Nottingham in the early 80's.



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Thanks for adding the photos. The two shillings and sixpence that it cost to buy an armlet works out at between £15 to 16 in today's money.

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