At the weekend I paid a visit to the NAM with my son, my first visit since it was refurbished. I had very positive memories of my earlier visit and the museum has been through a transformation to focus more now on broader aspects and the experiences of those involved in conflict.
That said, there are still many interesting items from the ABW and I am thankful to Clare at the NAM for permission to reproduce these images.
I remember Charles Lusted talking about 'top-heavy' groups is they came with a multitude of orders and few medals. I wonder what he would think of this temperance group to J Smith of the Muster Fusiliers?
Superb photography, it is very nice to see such good medals that have not been messed around with and have been left relatively untouched, since they were actually worn by their recipients.
Sadly, so very many have not.