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Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

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Frederick Ashley Atkinson
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Great Granddad I was young when I knew you but old enough to come to your rest home and play (probably very badly) the recorder. I was so proud that you might want to listen. I always loved our visits. I still have a wee flannel man and the yellow soap that made up his body that you gave me one day. I think one of the elderly people made it to fundraise in the home. I am also very proud that someone I knew and loved was able to help during the war. You were a lucky man to come out alive and let us all be. I lay a poppy here to celebrate all your good doings along with all the other soldiers and war staff such a long time ago but never to be forgotten. Love always Jo x