Wood, cotton, linen and wool
Bedstead –504 mm (length); 305 mm (width); 285 mm (height), Mattress – 580 mm (length); 327 mm (width), Pillow – 265 mm (length); 200 mm (width), Sheet - 470 mm (length); 385 mm (width)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood
A bedstead made of wood, possibly for a doll (circa 1940). There are no springs just a flat surface of wooden planks. The mattress is like a small pillow stuffed with scraps of fabric and covered in dirty white cotton. The pillow consists of a length of cotton wool in a white linen cover with frill on one side. The sheet is of white leatherette hemmed all round with a wider hem at the top. The bed was made by donor's uncle from packing case and other available materials'. She was evacuated to her uncle's home from North Reddish, Manchester in circa 1940. Total number of items is 4.