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Objects of the Month 2016

Objects of the Month 2016

This was only the second year that we had showcased an Object of the Month and our January choice was the ‘Liberty’ Bodice that signalled the change from the long skirts and boned corsets of the Victorian age to something more practical.

The Battle of the Somme started on 1 July 1916 and to commemorate the 100th anniversary, our July object is a match box made by one of the soldiers on the front line to pass the time during the long periods of inactivity.

One of our more unusual items went on display in September – the additional ‘Chesterfield’ verse added to the National Anthem. It’s dated 1 December 1843, the date that Queen Victoria arrived in Chesterfield on her way to Chatsworth House.

Before the National Health Service, hospital treatment had to be paid for and the donation box on display in October dates back to a time when treatment relied on donations.

Browse through the highlights of our Object of the Month items displayed in 2016 and remember that you can find other objects from our collection on the Museum Facebook page.

Last updated on 30 March 2023