Antique Silver Religious Band of Hope Enamel Medal
Antique English sterling silver UK Band of Hope union medal. This religious organization was established to promote alcohol abstinence in the 19th century. The enamel and silver medal is suspended on a blue enamel WCTU ribbon. This particular award was awarded for a metropolitan council choir championship in 1938, most likely the winners medal. By promoting oral,musical, written and general educational events this encouraged not only education among the young but a deterrent towards alcohol as a recreational pastime.
Marked on front: UK Band of Hope Union, Metropolitan Council Championship, Choir 1938
Marked on back: Anchor ( Birmingham), Lion Passant (Sterling mark), N (year 1937), AHD (makers Alfred Horatio Darby)
A great addition to your antique religious, temperance collection or an early holiday gift.
Medal measures 1.75" long by 1" wide and weighs 0.4z
This medal is in good condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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