Alternative Name(s): Teapot Cover

Embroidered tea cosy with the words 'Welcome Home'. Probably made for the return home of Private William Nairn from World War I by his wife Eileen Nairn or sister Sarah Jackson.

William never came home. He was killed in action in the trenches of France on 4 July 1918. His family retained the teapot cover with other memorabilia of his life for almost one hundred years.

Physical Description

Crocheted teapot cover, rectangular, with cut-off corners. The two sides of the cover are held together by blue ribbon, threaded between the sides along the upper edges, leaving the lower edge open. The embroidery depicts a ship between two flags, with inscriptions above and below, and crosses around edges.

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