Long Service Certificate
Long service certificate issued by Borough of Dagenham Council in 1963, awarded to Charles Henry Thomas for 13 years of service. The certificate is signed by the Major and Town Clerk. Charles Henry Thomas was born in 1898 and moved to Dagenham in the 1920s. He fought at The Battle of the Somme and performed home guard duties as a fire watchman during WW2 at Valence House Museum and Hornchurch Aerodrome. He lived on The Heathway and in Hunters Hall Road, Dagenham. He died in 1987.
Rectangular paper certificate framed in black painted slim wooden frame. The text is on a light yellow backgorund and there is a white border around this. The largest text is at the top of the certificate and reads 'Borough of Dagenham'. Below this is a crest followed by 'To Charles Henry Thomas'. The certificate goes on to state on what grounds the certificate is being awarded and is then dated. It is sealed with the Common Seal of the Council, which is red, circular, of paper material and stuck on. The certificate is signed next to the seal by the Mayor, D. Dodd, and the Town Clerk.
Whole length: 445mm
Certificate length: 370mm
Inscription Printed On front: On the occasion of your retirement from the service of the Dagenham Borough Council. The Council do place on record that you have served the Borough faithfully and well for 13 years, and they extend to you their best wishes for your future welfare.
Entry form 1741 (2008-08-15)