Feeding cup: Princess Christian's Hospital Train, 1915

Maker and role
W T Copeland & Sons (estab. 1847, closed 1970): Maker
Production date
1915

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China feeding cup: 'Princess Christian's Hospital Train, 1915' is written on the top of the cup in a banner design with the Red Cross emblem and the date '1915' beneath. Cup has a spout and one handle. On the base is written the following details: 'Presented by T Goode & Co, London. W T Copeland & Sons, Stoke-on-Trent.'
Collection Type
Objects
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History
Princess Christian's hospital train was the first purpose-built mobile hospital train and was commissioned in 1898 during the Second Boer War. It was named after Princess Christian (born Princess Helena to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) who was a founding member of the British Red Cross and who contributed £650 to the cost of the train (total cost around £7000).
Catalogue Number
1197/1
Associated Person and Role
British Red Cross Society. Hertfordshire Branch
Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, (b.1846, d.1923)
Subject Date
1915

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