Freedom of the Borough certificate

Object number

LDVAL 2004.22.1


exact 1958


Mounted illuminated address conferring the freedom of the Borough of Barking upon Alderman Albert Edward Ball, J.P. 12th Feb. 1958.

Physical description

Mounted certificate, decorated with foliate designs in tones of blue and red. Highlighted with gold ink. Lower right corner bears the impressed seal of Barking.


Illuminated Address


Whole length: 482mm
width: 305mm


Whole: Paper
Mount: Card

Collection type

Social history


Inscription Written Front Face: Borough of Barking / Mayor. Councillor William Henry Roycraft, J.P. / Deputy Mayor. Councillor Gilbert James Godfrey Beane / Aldermen. A. E. Ball, J.P., Mrs M. Ball, C.A., G. H. Collins, / Mrs Julia H. Engwell, Mrs A. M. Martin, B. E. Roycraft, C.C. / J. R. Sweetland, W. G. Wermerling. / Councillors. Mrs M. Bredo, C.C., J. A. Butler, Mrs J. Callan, R. H. Cambell, / A. T. French, H. M. Geeson, Mrs D. M. Glenny, J. P. Groom, L. F. Henstock, H. J. Hills, C.C. / H. J. Howie, Mrs D. M. Jones, James L. JOnes, Leslie C. Jones, R. W. G. Kalbraier, / Mrs E. G. Law, Mrs M. Preston, S. R. Rowe, S. C. Sivell, A. R. Smith, Leonard Wright. / At a special meeting of the council of the / Borough of Barking duly convened and held / in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, East Street, / Barking, on Wednesday, the twelfth day of February,/ 1958, precisely at 7.0 o'clock in the afternoon. / It was moved by The Mayor / Seconded by Councillor Leonard Wright, and / Unanimously Resolved:- / That the honorary Freedom of the Borough / being the most honourable distinction which / it is within the power of the Council to bestow, / be, and the same is hereby conferred upon / Alderman Albert Edward Ball, J.P. / and he is hereby admitted to be an / Honorary Freeman of the Borough / in recoognition of his long and distinguished public services to / Barking, particulars whereof are set out in Minute No. 2946. / The common seal / of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Barking was hereunto affixed in the / presence of:- / W. H. Roycraft (signature) Mayor / E. Farr (signature) Town Clerk

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1560/1

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Start dateexact 1958
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeIlluminated Address
Collection typeSocial history