WWII

WWII

A global conflict that occurred between 1939 and 1945, also known as ‘The Second World War’

WWI

WWI

A vast world war that occurred between 1914 and 1918, also known as ‘The Great War’

Wool

Wool

Yarn, texture or fibre made by processing the hair like coats of sheep, goats and other animals

Wooden Bobbins

Wooden Bobbins

Spools, spindles, cylinders, winding thread, sewing, weaving, lace

Wolf

Wolf

Large member of the dog family, pack hunter, and also connected by myth to the death of King Edmund

Witch-pricker

Witch-pricker

Instrument used with sleight of hand to persecute accused witches for the personal gain of ‘witch finders’

Wishbone

Wishbone

Chicken, Turkey, tradition, luck, fortune, pull, snap

Wisbech Castle

Wisbech Castle

Norman castle destroyed by flood, rebuilt as a palace and then a Regency villa

Windsock

Windsock

Airfield, wind direction, wind strength, conical or sock-shaped

Window

Window

Glazed wall or door opening, admitting light, curtains, blinds, security