Object of Interest

 

‘Old Bill’Plate 1917

This shows a Grimwades porcelain plate depicting Bruce Bairnsfather’s ‘Old Bill’ character. Caption reads “…when the ‘ell is it going to be strawberry”.

Inscription on back of plate reads – “Made by the girls of Staffordshire during the winter of 1917 when the boys were in the trenches fighting for liberty and civilisation”. Diameter of plate – 8.5 inches.