Presentation of Freedom of the Borough

Object number

LDVAL 2906/3

Date

Exact January 25th, 1949

Physical description

Framed B/W photograph showing a man (the Mayor) in official robes presenting a box to a woman. They are being watched by four other men, one the Town Clerk and another is also wearing official robes. The presentation is taking place in the council chamber at the Town Hall, Barking.

Condition

Good

Type

Photograph

Size

Frame length: 210mm
width: 165mm

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Inscription Written On reverse of frame: Presentation of the Freedom of the / Borough of Barking / to / Mrs Bessie Gray Sheffield JP / (first woman Freeman) / by / His Worship the Mayor of Barking / (Mr alderman B.E. Roycraft JP) / at / the Town Hall, Barking / on / Friday 25 November 1949 at 7pm / Also in picture: alderman A. Graham ECC (proposer) and alderman / AE Ball JP (seconder) and Revd. Sir Herbert Dennis JP

Alternative reference

Entry Number T34/3

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Gallery

Metadata
Start dateExact January 25th, 1949
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypePhotograph
Collection typeSocial history