A Victorian pine chest in the original time worn paint with dovetail joints and iron corner braces. The former owner, Stanley Pickford (1891-1935), had his name painted over earlier paint to the chest where faint earlier lettering reading 'Oldham Troop' can be seen below Pickford's. Pickford was the son of an Oldham cotton mill manager and during the First World War, as a 2nd Liutenant, Stanley Pickford was a 'Balloon Officer' on the western front. Balloon officers were concerned with observation balloons and were the first to use parachutes.
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