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Housewife Sewing Kit

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This is known as a ‘housewife’, a compact sewing kit that a soldier carried on campaign to mend his uniform with.This housewife belonged to Captain Newton Chambers who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo. Chambers served with the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards and was aide-de-camp to General Sir Thomas Picton, who was also killed in the battle.

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