Something New

It’s always good to see something new, and yesterday I saw two new things.

One is a small medal for the marriage of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Royalty have such long names…

Prince George was the first member of the royal family to work in the Civil Service, the first to be trained in Intelligence (make up your own jokes there) and the first to be accused of…

…well, you’ll have to follow the link.

He was also the first royal to die on active service in 450 years. The previous one, I presume, was Richard III.

Royal Wedding Medal 1934

Royal Wedding Medal 1934

In real life it is only 19mm across. It’s ironic that it’s stamped “Foreign” as our royal family are German and Marina was Greek. Or Danish.

The other is a race course pass for Sandown Park in Surrey.Β  Members used to wear them to show they had paid their membership fees. You don’t see many this old – 1905. You also don’t see many that are made to mimic beaten copper with an Arts and Crafts style of suspension loop. It reminds me of Newlyn copper work.

Sandown Park Racecourse Members' Pass 1905

Sandown Park Racecourse Members’ Pass 1905


6 thoughts on “Something New

  1. jodierichelle

    Did you have a great knowledge of this type of thing prior to this new job, or are you totally learning as you go? Very interesting stuff – particularly the “arts & crafts” era reference.

      1. quercuscommunity

        It is. I found it very easy to sit at home deteriorating mentally and physically over the last year. It’s also nice to have a job after being told there were no jobs for people my age. πŸ™‚

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