1935 Dolls house

Contributed by Susan

The house was built by a local joiner for his daughter copying some of the local houses in the area. A few years later the daughter wanted to go on a trip to the seaside (Cleethorpes) so she sold the house to my husbands Aunt
who played with it as a child. She kept it. It was given to play with to four of the aunts nieces. Then when one of the nieces had children her three children played with it. It when back to the aunts when they had finished with it. It was a little worse for wear and the Aunt ask me to clean it up and look after it for the family. I'm the wife of her oldest nephew and a conservator. By accident I found out the joiners wife was a living still in 1994 and that her daughter had married a local millionaire and move to Australia. Her mother asked for a photo and sent it out to the daughter. Since then my niece,nephew and goddaughter have all played with it. Last year it was loaned for an exhibition on Toys at the local Scunthorpe museum. I am now the guardian of the family dolls house and hope it will be love by generation to come.

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