Tuesday, 18 February 2014



Douglas Mawson was off to the Antarctic again on the Discovery.
Wall street crashed and set off the great depression, 
Bradman scored his first century against England,
Australia had a population of around six and a half million.
Mollie Wells was winning trophies at the Hermitage School.

Some might like their vintage finds anonymous (just worked out how to spell that!)- and I can fall into that category as well - occasionally its enough to appreciate an object as it is, it's weathering and character.
But sometimes I do wonder and set off to see more.
I never do hold out much hope of working anything out but usually I learn something in the process ; a date, what a mark means..

So these little trophies had a name and a date - and what do you know! Out there in the internet, there was still a young lady with her name in print.

Mollie Wells, made prefect and seems a bit of a sporting wiz.
I like trying to see her world - it's makes my imaginary ideas of that time more real. 

Hard to pin down why objects such as these trophies hold appeal for me. Certainly a nostalgia, echoes of Enid Blyton and certainly the way they look. The way they are made - still an element of the handmade in them - the patina and the feel of them. Not everyone does like vintage things but if you do you will certainly understand.

The images and writing in these old school journals was the icing on the cake.

Don't you love that the last entry on this page is for the egg and spoon race. Super.

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