Pewter medal 1

J.D. Looney memorial medal for those who have conducted Manx choirs designed by Archibald Knox

Date made: 1930s

Maker: Knox, Archibald

Description: This pewter J.D. Looney memorial medallion was designed by Archibald Knox and presented to those who have conducted successive Manx choirs. It is engraved: "Presented to Mrs Violet Axford L.R.A.M. A.R.C.M." Violet Axford (nee Violet Harvey) was a well known singer and musical performer on the Isle of Man in the years prior to and after the First World War. The medal was presented to Mrs Axford in May 1937.

Measurements: overall: 17 cm x 8.5 cm x 1 cm

Materials: pewter

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