Freedom of the Borough of Barking

Object number

LDVAL 2004.21.1


after 1964 – before 1965


Illuminated address conferring the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Barking upon Alderman Mrs Maud Ball, C.A., G.L.D. 2nd December 1964. In 1974 Mrs Ball was Councillor for Manor Ward, and was living at Rosalind Court, Meadow Road, Barking.

Physical description

Mounted, framed and glazed paper certificate, decorated with floral themes in tones of red, green and blue. Illuminated with gold ink.




Illuminated Address


Whole length: 520mm
width: 340mm


Address: Paper
Frame: Wood

Collection type

Social history


Inscription Calligraphy Array: Borough of BARKING / Mayor Councillor Joseph Alfred Butler, J.P. / Deputy Mayor Councillor Mrs Jessie Callan / Aldermen A. E. Ball J.P., Mrs M. Ball, C.A., G.L.C., / G. J. G. Beane, J.P., Mrs A. M. Martin, J.R. Sweetland, C.C., / W. G. Wermerling, M.B.E. / Councillors Mrs M. Bredo, C.A., S. G. Cole, / Mrs D. M. Glenny, M.B.E., C.C., Mrs C. S. M. Godfrey, J.P., R. H. F. Godfrey, / I. Greenhouse, J.P., H. E. Hamshere, J.P. L. F. Henstock, J.P., H. J. Hills, H. J. Howie, / J. L. Jones, J.P., E. R. Mckee, R. W. Muge, C. A. Pool, S. C. Sivell, J. B. Ward. / At a special meeting of he council of the / Borough of Barking duly convened and held / in the Council Chamber Town Hall Barking / on Tuesday the twenty second dy of December / 1964 precisely at 6.55 o'clock in the afternoon / It was moved by Mr. Alderman A. E. Ball, J.P. / Seconded by Mr Councillor H. J. Hills and / Unanimously Resolved:- / That the honorary Freedom of the Borough being the most honorable distinction which / it is within the power of the Council to bestow. / be, and the same is hereby conferred upon / Alderman Mrs Maud Ball, C.A., G.L.D. / and she is hereby admitted to be an / Honorary Freeman of the Borough / in recognition of her long and distinguished public services to / Barking particulars whereof are set out in Minute No. 1751/1964. / The common seal / of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses / of the Borough of Barking was hereunto / affixed in presence of:- / Joseph A. Butler (signed) Mayor / Town Clerk.
Plaque Engraved Bottom of frame: Presented to Alderman MRS. MAUD BALL C.C. G.L.C. / 5th March 1965 / This frame has been made out of timbers taken from the old Leet House, Barking (A.D. 1567 - 1923).

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1559

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Start dateafter 1964
End datebefore 1965
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeIlluminated Address
Collection typeSocial history