“These medals”, writes Frank Palmer, “Were presented on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1887. The silver diamond shaped medal with the blue ribbon was issued to every Mayor and in Scotland the Provost – A total of only 512 were given in the whole of the U.K. The Mayor, Walter Fuller, was the recipient of of the one earmarked for Rye . The other illustrations are of Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Medal given to Rye schoolchildren with a silver threepenny piece and a bun”. This silver diamond shaped medal was issued to every Mayor and in Scotland the Provost – A total of only 512 were given in the whole of the U.K.
From the October 2012
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