Grouping of Female ARP Warden Ephemera, Glamorgan/Monmouthshire

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An interesting grouping of papers and other items belongning to a Mrs Ester Caroline Matthews of 4 Church Street, Machen near Caerphilly in Monmouthshire. Grouping comprises;

1. A post-war ration booked holder, with the name Matthews clearly visible in pencil. Post 1952, a gift from Tate and Lyle, stating "The Ration Book Holder is presented with the compliments of Tate & Lyle Ltd. in the sincere hope that it will soon become unnecessary because SUGAR RATIONING CAN END...", Mrs Matthews is living at 13 Sunnybank, Machen.

2. A George V era National Registration identity Card, also showing 13 Sunnybank.

3. A card from Monmouthshire Constabulary confirming Mrs Ester Caroline Matthews was appointed an ARP warden on 10 June 1941.

4. A slip from Glamorgan County Council dated 4 June 1945 confirming her release due to the disbandment of the service (gives appointment dated as 6 June 1941). She was living at 4 Church Street, Machen.

5. ARP Warden pin back badge, 925 sterling silver with hallmarks for London 1938 (the first runs of the ARP badge were 1936 for the various Air Raid Precautions units in operation at the time).

6. A "Civil Defence" arm band (referring to the ARP being re-named to the Civil Defence Service. Appears to be a cotton twill, stamped V inside.

7. A pair of printed "Warden" shoulder titles, remains of stitching from being attached to a uniform.