Community Objects

Extent: 2362
blue rosette
Rosette, MERL 89/17

The Museum of English Rural Life holds a range of objects and artworks relating to community life. Within this category are objects that represent:  

  • Agricultural showing (judges badges, prizes, medals) 
  • Cultural amenities, entertainment and sport (sports equipment, film posters, ) 
  • Communications and currency (coins) 
  • Cultural traditions (Morris dancers costume) 
  • Education (Studley college memorabilia, certificates) 
  • Organisations (friendly society poles, fire marks) 
  • Regulation and control (firefighting paraphernalia) 
  • Warfare and defence (Women’s Land Army memorabilia) 
  • Welfare and wellbeing (first aid kits, medicine and medical equipment)

More information

The objects are catalogued on the online database.

What can I see


‘Tabloid’ First Aid Kit

Town and Country


Friendly Society Polehead

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