- Circa 1940s
- Oak, formica
- Height 74cm x Width 33cm x Depth 34cm
- Purchase Price
Two utility bedside cabinets
From a skip outside the Waterhead Hotel.
Replaced blue formica, otherwise good condition
Why it's in the Collection
These classically utilitarian bedside cabinets were rescued from a skip outside the Waterhead Hotel. Fancifully imagined to have been from the room where Donald Campbell (1921 – 1967) had stayed before his fateful accident on Lake Coniston. The blue formica is a recent addition that references Campbell's Bluebird K7 vessel.
They are an example of how many of the objects in the collection are linked to local cultural history through association, personal anecdotes and sub-plot, regardless of any actual evidence or historical fact.