An interesting Noah's Ark by the Lord Roberts Workshop, of stenciled softwood and painted in green & grey, containing a number of original animals as well as Noah & wife. Printed label to the underside of lid. Circa 1920.Field Marshal Lord Roberts, who had won the Victoria Cross in 1857, had long campaigned for more to be done for ex-servicemen, especially those who had been disabled. He took a keen interest in the Workshops and became one of the Trustees. Following his death in 1914 while visiting troops in France it was decided, as a memorial to him, to expand the workshops and to name them after him.
By 1920 there were eleven Workshops around the country producing a wide variety of goods including basket ware, toys, beds and bedding and all types of furniture
Length 14 1/2 inches 37 cm in length.