Hearts of Oak Benefit Society

Woven by H. Slingsby and Sons.

Reference Number:-  
osl 76  
 

Bookmark with image of heart surrounded by oak leaves and acorns

Words:

top motif of golden acorns and oak leaves

 

 

HEARTS
of
OAK

 

 

bright red heart surrounded by oak leaves and surmounted by acorns

 

 

BENEFIT
SOCIETY

 

 

image of English rose, Scottish thistle and Irish shamrock

 

Size of Silk:

14.1 cm long by 6.1 cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:

by Godden:
This silk is not listed by Godden 

Other comments:
The silk appears to be a bookmark, but a pin has been set into the reverse, under the usual turn over at the top of the silk. It was hence worn as a delegates badge.
The top turn over also has the words
H. SLINGSBY & SON. MANFR: NUNEATON 

I am told that the Society was formed at the Bird in Hand public house in Covent Garden, London, on 20th June 1842.


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