National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Peace Beads WWI

Peace Beads WWI

Peace beads WWIWritten by Mrs Joyce Neill 1973

“Peace Will Come Again” – Those are the words symbolised by an old bead necklace. The red, white and blue beads were threaded, in that order onto white tape. Many of these bead gifts were made by an elderly lady (neighbour of Mrs Neill nee Nichols) over fifty five years ago in 1918. She presented tham to all the young girls she knew. There are sixty seven ordinary beads making these signs of faith and hope; for they were made, set aside to be worn when the German Army was when the peace bells rang and the bonfires blazed.