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Old 22-03-21, 04:46 AM
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Default Home Front badge WW1?

Hi

A year or so ago I posted a photo of this badge but am still hoping for some idea of what it might be.

I thought that the initials were "V W" suggesting Volunteer Worker but it looks more like "W W" suggesting "War Worker" or maybe "Woman Worker".

It's handmade and a bit of very basic engraving (dots and shading) has been used to emphasise the letters.

So, who has got 20 in a box somewhere? Who has seen one before? Who can suggest what it might be?

Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 22-03-21, 06:48 AM
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Membership badge of the "Wicked Wanda"appreciation society?
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Old 22-03-21, 07:35 AM
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Old 22-03-21, 09:25 AM
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Or "Wicked Willie's Wonky World"....

Mind you, you'd have to have a pair of the badges to make this work.....
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Old 23-03-21, 08:56 AM
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Default Working On H.M.S. Badge

Here's a small war service badge that came my way a year or two back now. I couldn't find a lot about J.F. Farwig & Co but it would appear that they made a range of metal containers for liquids such as petrol, etc.

Badge appears to be never (or hardly) worn and this may be the original box it was supplied with.

One interesting document(from, I think, a website called Layers of London) details the employment from around 1915 of a 66 year-old man at a lower rate than would be normally paid.

Everyone "did their bit" but, if it were possible to save a few pennies, why not?
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