Information needed about World War II banner found in Lympstone hall

THE CHAIRMAN of Lympstone History Society is appealing for information about a World War II banner found inside the village hall.

Angela Coles, of Birch Road, would like information about the knotted banner which is about a metre long. It reads: 1935 – 1945, A Tribute to All, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Civilians.

It shows the flags of USA, Russia and the Union Jack.

The item was found while people were clearing up a store room as part of refurbishment work being undertaken at the hall.

Angela said: “Lympstone History Society will keep the banner and show it off at future displays so any information we can put with it will greatly increase its interest.

“It was found during the refurbishment work which is going on at the hall. Part of the work has entailed clearing store rooms where things that have been forgotten for years have resurfaced.

“Sadly, we don’t know anything about it really but would like to find out.”

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Angela added: “We are guessing it was on display at some point in the hall.

“Because it shows the Russian flag, perhaps by the cold war period it fell out of favour and people decided to put it away or maybe people just got fed-up of hearing about all things war-related.

“You can see by its design there has been a lot of work that has gone into it.

“Such items can prove useful for the likes of our local primary school so we are keep it for future generations.”

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