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Updated: Mar 5, 2020

In December of last year, we published two photos sent to us by a member of the Heritage Trust who asked: "did we know anything of its origin?" The photos concerned a spoon with Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft stamped on its handle. Another member, Dick Teasdale, has replied that while working on the demolition of the AWA buildings at Bagington he found an identical spoon below the floorboards.

This would support other comments we have received that the cutlery in the works canteen at Bagington were all stamped similarly, presumably to remind the workers not to take any items home with them! Still, it is refreshing that the AWA workers had real cutlery and not the wooden or plastic implements that we so often encounter today.