Marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth. C.I.

with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten R.N. solemnized at Westminster Abbey 20th November 1947

Woven by Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd.

Reference Number:-  
obn 60  

Bookmark with portrait of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
Image very kindly donated by
Carole Clarke, Great Britain (see bibliography).

Words:

Marriage
of H R H the
Princess ELIZABETH. C.I.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portrait of royal couple

 
 

with                          
Lieutenant
PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN R.N.
Solemnized at

 
 
 

Image of Westminster Abbey

 
 

Westminster Abbey
20th November
1947

 
Size of Silk:

23.0 cm long by 7.0 cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:
Credit woven on reverse top turn-over:
WOVEN IN ALL PURE SILK BY
BROUGH NICHOLSON & HALL LTD.
LEEK, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND.
 
reverse of this bookmark, showing the BN&H woven name
reverse of this bookmark, showing the BN&H woven name

Image very kindly donated by Carole Clarke (see bibliography) who's grandfather and an uncle both worked for Brough, Nicholson & Hall before the war. 

When the Stevens company closed in Coventry, the business was taken over by Brough, Nicholson & Hall. In the early days of the combined Stevens and Brough, Nicholson & Hall, the company maintained two separate customer lists, and were apparently so successful that no customers were aware of the joint activity.
One of the unusual consequences of this policy was that this silk, above, was issued by both Brough, Nicholson & Hall (to whom it is correctly attributed), and also to the Stevens customers with the words "Woven in all pure silk by Thomas Stevens (Coventry) Ltd. Coventry, England" woven into the top turn over of the bookmark.


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