George Brooker's Silver Spade

Object number

LDVAL 2012.14.5

Date

1992

Description

Full sized silver coloured spade, with black plastic handle. Engraving to the front commemorates the ground breaking at Barking Power Station by George Brooker in 1992.

Physical description

Full sized silver coloured spade with dark plastic handle. Inscription to the front of piece.

Condition

Good

Type

Local government

Size

Whole height: 1000mm

Material

Spade: Metal
Handle: Plastic

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Inscription Engraving Front of Spade: BARKING POWER STATION / GROUND BREAKING / BY / CLLR GEORGE BROOKER / LEADER OF THE COUNCIL / LONDON BOROUGH OF / BARKING AND DAGENHAM / 21st JULY 1992
Inscription Stamped Handle: WILKINSON / SWORD infront of crossed swords.

Alternative reference

Entry Number E1786 (2012-03-26)

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Metadata
Date1992
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeLocal government
Material
Metal
Plastic
Collection typeSocial history