Ceremonial key in Blue Velvet Box
Large ceremonial key commemorating the opening of Dagenham Hospital in 1899. Opened by Alderman M. Adamson who was Mayor of West Ham. Alderman Adamson was a distant relative of the doner. The Dagenham Sanatorium, Rainham Road South, was opened in 1899 as a smallpox hospital for the county borough of West Ham, and later became a Turberculosis sanatorium, and then the general hospital for Dagenham.
Large Metal Key, with decorative head with filigree floral decoration. Linear decoration on the shank. Obverse shows coat of arms of West Ham and reverse has engraved dedication. Presented within blue velvet box.
Key length: 145mm
Key width: 58mm
Box length: 178mm
Box width: 85mm
Box Depth: 16mm
Box: Wood covered with velvet.
Engraving Head reverse: In / Commemoration / of the opening of the / Dagenham Hospital/ by /Alderman M. Adamson. J. P./ The Worshpful The Mayor /of the County Borough /of West Ham/ March 25th /1899
Entry Form 1579 (2010-01-08)