George Brooker's Freeman of the Borough certificate

Object number

LDVAL 2012.14.7

Description

Large wooden framed certificate commemorating George Brooker's awarding of Freeman of the Borough.

Physical description

Certificate commemorating George Brooker's awarding of Freeman of the Borough. Cream coloured certificate, with calligraphy style writing in black, red, purple and gold. To the top left of the certificate is the coat of arms of the London Borough of barking and Dagenham, and to the bottom right is the seal of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in a gold sun shape. Mounted and framed in a large, light coloured wooden frame. Plaque on the bottom edge of the frame inscribed with a dedication.

Condition

Good

Type

Certificate

Size

Whole height: 520mm
width: 340mm

Material

Certificate: Paper
Frame: Wood
Plaque: Metal

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Inscription Pen and Ink Front: London Borough / of BARKING and / DAGENHAM / At an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of the / London Borough of Barking and Dagenham / duly convened and held in the Council Chamber / at the Civic Centre, Dagenham, on the twenty - / fifth day of April One thousand nine hundred and eighty four / It was Resolved / THAT the Honorary Freedom of the Borough / being the most honourable distinction / which it is within the Council to bestow, be, and the same is / hereby conferred upon / Councillor George Arthur Brooker / and he is hereby admitted to be an / Honorary Freeman of the Borough / in recognition of the eminent public service rendered by him / over many years, including 25 years as a member of the former Dagenham Borough Council and of this Council / The Common Seal / of the Mayor and Burgesses of / the London Borough of Barking / and Dagenham was hereunto / affixed in the presence of :- / Mayor / Town Clerk
Inscription Engraving Bottom edge of frame, on metal plaque: Presented to Councillor George Arthur Brooker / on the occasion of his admission to the / Honorary Freedom of the the London Borough / of Barking and Dagenham. 7th September 1984

Alternative reference

Entry Number E1786 (2012-03-26)

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Metadata
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeCertificate
Material
Paper
Wood
Metal
Collection typeSocial history