Dolls house built by soldier during WW1 to auction



2015-08-24 11:21:05

A dolls house that was built by a WWI soldier using pieces from Zeppelin bomb sites in Sheffield is heading to auction. 

The identity of the soldier who built the house remains a mystery-though it is known that he spent a number of years lodging with the Smith family of Sheffield.

He began constructing the house after the first air raid on Sheffield which took place on the 25th of September 1916 using materials he found in the Sheffield Park area of the city.

It is thought that the soldier built the house for the youngest members of the family in the hope that it might offer them some comfort during the war.

The house will be offered through Hansons Auctioneers as part of a militaria auction tday where it could make £1,500. 

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