O.B.E. certificate

Object number

LDVAL 2004.25.1




Certificate garanting Maud, Mrs Ball her O.B.E. 1st January 1966. Bears the reproduced signatures of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. Unframed and unmounted. In 1974 Mrs Ball was Councillor for Manor Ward, and was living at Rosalind Court, Meadow Road, Barking.

Physical description

Large rectangular cream paper printed throughout in black calligraphy handwriting.






Whole length: 387mm
width: 321mm

Collection type

Social history


Inscription Written and printed On front: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the / United Kingdon of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her / other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth / Defender of the Faith and Sovereign of the Most Excellent / Order of the British Empire to Our trusty and well beloved / Maud Ball / Greeting / Whereas we have thought fit to nominate and appoint you to / be an Ordinary Officer of the Covol Division of / Our said Most Excellent Order of the Bitish Empire / We do by these presents grant unto you the Dignity of / an Ordinary Officer of our said Order and hereby / authorise you to have hold and enjoy the said Dignity and Rank / of an Ordinary Officer of our aforsaid Order / together with all and singular the privileges thereunto belong ing or / appertaining. / Given at Our Court at St James's under Our Sign / Manual and the Seal of Our said Order the First / day of January 1966 in the Fourteenth year of our Reign / By the Sovereign's Command / Grant of the Dignity of an Ordinary Offcer of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire / to Maud, Mrs Ball.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1564/1

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeSocial history