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Kaanaanmaa Diamond Jubilee Pin

This acorn shaped pin  was commissioned in recognition of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II and reflects the Council’s crest and motto, E glande quercus "from the acorn, the oak”It was presented to the Mayor at a ceremony as part of the…

The Mayoral Badge and Chain

These were designed by a local dignitary, T W Heelas, and manufactured by the Crown Jewellers, Garrard of 112 Regent Street, London in 1892. Money for the purchase of the items was raised by subscriptions by various inhabitants of the Town of…

Mayoresses Chain and Badge

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The Badge A Victorian two coloured, rose and yellow, gold ceremonial badge of fancy shield shaped form; the flanged border with applied acorn and oak leaf decoration surrounding a centrally mounted enamelled portrait miniature of Queen Victoria…

The Mayor's Consort's Badge

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This is of highly polished white metal of circular form which surrounds a central circular disc with applied gilt acorn and oak leaf motif. The remote outer border proclaims "Wokingham Town Mayoral Centenary 1885-1985", whilst on the reverse face is…

The Ceremonial Mace

An antique silver Mace; a two knopped baluster shaft with acorn shaped end knop, the knops chased with waved decoration, the shaft surmounted by four scroll brackets supporting a large baluster knop incorporating four plain rococo cartouches within…

Parade Marshals cane

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This is a silver mounted, military style walking cane with a capstan styled head mount inscribed: "Garth Hunt Puppy Show 1925" and with a later applied silver band below inscribed: "Presented by Councillor Stanley L Bowyer (Mayor 1950 and 1973) to…

Charter granting Armorial Bearings to Wokingham Council

This Charter, dated 1953, signifies the granting of the Coat of Arms and Seal to Wokingham Borough Council. At a special court held at Windsor Castle on 16th April 1975, Queen Elizabeth II authorised, by Order in Council, these Armorial bearings to…

A painting of a man holding a newspaper

Thought to be of John Walter I, this early 19th century picture could be either a member of the Walter family of Bearwood or one of the managers of The Times newspaper that the Walter family owned.


Prince George of Denmark (1653–1708), Baron Wokingham, KG

Another portrait of Baron Ockingham (husband of Queen Anne)

John Churchill (1650–1722), Duke of Marlborough, KG

A large picture, a full length standing figure, the size of life, in civilian costume advancing to the right. His close shaven face is seen in three quarters to the right, the eyes looking at the spectator, wears a flowing wig. His coat is of a plain…