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Any idea what this badge may mean?
« on: Sunday 25 October 15 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if this is the actual place to post this, but it didn't seem to fit anywhere else!
I wonder if anyone can recognise what this 'badge' on my great grandfathers watch chain may be? He lived in Hull (1866-1952)
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Re: Any idea what this badge may mean?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 October 15 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Did you have trouble attaching the photo?
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich

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Re: Any idea what this badge may mean?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 October 15 20:32 GMT (UK) »
whoops!!
Just forgot to add it
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Re: Any idea what this badge may mean?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 October 15 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Was he a Freemason? It looks like something they would have. Just an idea. Viktoria.

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Re: Any idea what this badge may mean?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 October 15 01:20 GMT (UK) »
It's called a fob I believe and some of them were simply decorative, so it may not have any meaning. It's a lovely item, worn by  a handsome great grandfather.

Have a look at Watch Fobs here:
http://www.cynthiaannjewels.com/Articles.asp?ID=251

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Re: Any idea what this badge may mean?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 09:36 GMT (UK) »
My father had something like this in his effects. It was given to him for being a young footballer and winning a local league final. This would have been in 1915 or so when he was about 10 years old. Just a thought.
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Re: Any idea what this badge may mean?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 19:12 GMT (UK) »
I am unaware of any links to the freemasons or to football. I presume it is just a decorative fob; pity you cannot see any detail on it.
Thank you to all who took time to look. It was a bit of a wild shot, I know, but after getting such good responses from members here regarding photos of my paternal and maternal grandfathers (in navy and army uniforms, respectively), I thought it was worth a chance.
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Gill
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