Seeds and Ticket discovered in WW1 Jacket

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A fascinating discovery has been made in a WWI military jacket from the Museum collection whilst being away for conservation. Whilst methodically surface cleaning the pockets the conservator found a crumpled transport work ticket and some small seeds, where they must have been since Bombardier Gould put them there over 100 years ago. The ticket has been humidified and flattened and the seeds, thought to be grape seeds, put in a protective bag. The jacket was worn by local man John Gould who served with the Royal Berkshire Yeomanry.

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