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The Peoples' Factory
for Cheap Trinkets
Do you have a souvenier that recalls the glorious time you had on our favorite island? Why don't you take a picture of it, and send me the photo, and I'll put it on this page along with the other wonderful, sure to soon be, heirlooms!
Meanwhile - are you
out there now and want to make some a quick
$20? Here's how:
Here's somebody else
willing to pay you for your souveniers:
if you would like to buy something without going back,
see the For
Now here is the oldest item in this gallery - a Zippo from REINDEER STATION - which was the original name for the Communications Station and Base on Diego Garcia. From 1972, with many thanks to Les Bywaters, RAF, for sending the photo!
The Mugs, Belt Buckle,
and Ashtray below are from 1973.
Here's Vig's 1972 hat,
sitting on a Mauritian Blanket. In those days,
the supply ship still brought trade goods from
Here's a "coaster" from 1974 from David Perkins
(ET1 at Transmitter Site).
Above - An Ashtray from 1981. courtesy of Bill
Allen. I wonder if they let you smoke out there
Here's a selection of
hats from Roy Hodge:
The Cigarette Lighter
below is from 1982. "Footprint of Freedom" mug
and the pewter mug are from 1988.
Here's a BIOT Zippo from 2012, courtesy of Sandra Flores. I guess they haven't banned the Ship's Store from making a profit from tabacco yet!
Here are some items I
pulled off of ebay. If you are looking for DG
souveniers, there are usually several for sale at any
Here's a Souvenier Plate:
The silly practice of "challenge coins" has infected the citizenry of the PROPEOPDEMREP!
Here are several photos of the damn things that people have sent to me:
If you owned a bike, you had a license plate!
Thanks to Roy Hodge for
these photos of his plates (late 80s - early 90s)
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