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Mizpah Brooch


Mizpah brooch

This Mizpah brooch was found in a box with medals, ribbons and Salvation Army memorabilia, all relating to Ada Le Poidevin's work in France during and after the Great War.

Mizpah is an emotional bond between people who are separated, and Mizpah jewellery is worn to signify this bond. It is based on a quote from the Bible, in Genesis Ch. 31, verse 49: "The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another." Because of this meaning Mizpah jewellery was very popular at the time of the Great War.

Picture by kind permission of Liz Walton (niece).