Border Regiment picture frame made by WW2 German PoW (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by plbramham » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:41 am

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This picture frame in the form of a Border Regiment badge was made during the Second World War by a German prisoner of war (Grisedale Hall/Shap Wells Hotel?) by reverse painting the design on a sheet of glass with black paint and filling the outline with metallic paper from cigarette packets. The small central circular picture aperture now contains a period Border Regiment cap badge added by myself (perfect fit too!) as the original photo (I suspect a head & shoulders portrait) had been removed. The item came from Carlisle and measures 20cm x 26cm.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by Kerchi » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:24 pm
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In memory of
John Bardgett
(15309 L/Cpl.)

11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
I never fail to be impressed by prisoner of war art, Border Regiment related or not. This is a great piece.