Posted by: enhamheritage | June 8, 2010

EACH in the BBC’s ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’

BBC A History of the World

The EACH Project team has recently uploaded eight of Enham’s artefacts onto the BBC’s ‘A History of the World’ website, a national heritage initiative  in partnership with the British Museum.

The project aims to tell the history of human endeavour from the very beginning to the present day. At the heart of the project is the BBC Radio 4 series ‘A History of the World in 100 objects’, focusing on 100 objects from the British Museum’s collection. Following on from this series, the BBC is encouraging museums and individuals around the country to choose their own objects to add to the website, that reflect world history from a local perspective. Stories about these objects will be featured on radio and TV across the UK.

The EACH Project team has added the following objects from Enham’s collection. To view them and learn more about their historical significance, follow the links provided:

The bell from El Alamein railway station retrieved after the Battle of El Alamein.

The scrapbook from El Alamein Club in Cairo, Egypt.

A German armband worn in the 1936 Berlin Olympics captured in the North African Campaign.

An Enham catalogue from the 1930s basketry workshop.

The South African army crest from the ‘Springbok’ spectators stand at El Alamein Club.

The El Alamein Club guestbook signed by servicemen stationed in the Near East.

A 1940s hand-cranked wheelchair donated to Enham by the American Red Cross.

A First World War veteran’s discharge certificate on grounds of disability.

 Feel free to post comments on the objects, either here or on the BBC website. We are hoping to add more in the future, so watch this space.


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