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LONDON BLITZ (1941) STONE PAPERWEIGHT

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LONDON BLITZ STONE PAPERWEIGHT
 
Limestone souvenir from the Houses of Parliament

 

A genuine piece of stone salvaged from rubble from the Houses of Parliament following the World War II bombings on 10th May 1941.

 

Following the Blitz, the London Stonecraft Company were allowed to make souvenirs from the rubble, such as paperweights, letter racks and ashtrays, for sale to the public to raise funds for the Red Cross. The items were usually provided with a pewter plaque to guarantee their authenticity.

  

The present Palace of Westminster was built in the mid-nineteenth century with limestone from Anston Quarry in Yorkshire. Anston Stone is a Magnesian Limestone of Permian age that was deposited on the edge of a tropical sea some 250 million years ago. It is found from Nottingham to Durham


A fascinating item.
 
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Size: 10 x 8.5 x 4.5 centimetres
Weight: 572 grams

PRICE: £39.00
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