The Mint and the First World War – Part 2

Posted on Friday, November 09, 2018 by The Royal Mint Museum

WWI memorial Royal Mint

The memorial from the entrance hall of the main Mint building on Tower Hill which lists all the Mint men who fell in the First World War.
In total 11 members of Mint staff lost their lives in the service of their country. Their names are carved into a memorial that used to hang in the entrance hall of the main Mint building on Tower Hill. It provided a focus for remembrance for Mint employees and the Museum’s Senior Research Curator recalls staff gathering round the memorial in the 1960s as the Deputy Master led a minute’s silence to remember the fallen.  ..

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The Mint and the First World War – Part 1

Posted on Friday, November 09, 2018 by The Royal Mint Museum

The Royal Mint facade

The façade of the Royal Mint at Tower Hill in the early 20th century.
The Royal Mint could not - and did not - escape the massive impact of the First World War. ..

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