Gallery: One off chance to see John Le Mesurier’s actual Dad’s Army hat

Steven Sadler is pictured at his home in Norton with his collection of Dad's Army and other historic

Steven Sadler is pictured at his home in Norton with his collection of Dad's Army and other historical items which are being displayed in an exhibition. - Credit: Archant

An eclectic collection of historical artefacts, privately owned by a Norton man, are due to go on display this weekend.

From John Le Mesurier’s actual Dad’s Army hat, to newspapers from the day Winston Churchill died and man set foot on the moon, the rare exhibit will be raising money for charity.

Stephen Sadler, who lives on Woolpit Road, has amassed the collection through years of car boot sales and antiques fairs.

“It is a one off opportunity to see some of my best items all together,” he said.

He will be holding the event at the Salvation Army Church, in Norton, on Saturday. It will run from 10am until 2pm and all funds raised will go to the Salvation Army.

He said: “I always keep my eye out for something interesting to add to the collection. I am interested in the stories behind them, that is why I have a huge number of newspapers.”

The collection also includes two rare RAF bikes from the Second World War and a raft of other items including American uniforms.

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