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"Rochford Hundred Golf Club"

Button # 192
Image submitted by John Sagi

Button # 192a
'FIRMIN & SONS Ltd' 'LONDON' gilt

Button # 707
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 707a
'FIRMIN & SONS Ltd' 'LONDON' silver no HM.
Description

Rochford Hundred Golf Club - This club was formed in 1893 and situated some four miles north of Southend-on-Sea. A silver (not hall marked) award example (21mm), slightly convex with raised designs. Upon a lined ground a central shield bears the arms of the ancient Rochford familiy, originally of Stoke, Leicestershire from the period of Henry V: Quarterly or and gules, a border sable bezantee. The ‘metal’ and ‘colours’ are correctly shown. ‘RH’ ‘G’ ‘C’ in Old English capitals displayed around the shield. Contrary to local popular belief these arms having nothing to do with the famous Boleyne family, Viscount Rochford (later Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde) and father of Anne Boleyne, nor the later Nassau family, Earls of Rochford. The back marks are ‘Firmin & Sons Ld London’. A gilt uniform version is identical.

Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.

Button Backs
John Sagi - 192a - 'FIRMIN & SONS Ltd' 'LONDON' gilt.
Dixon Pickup - 707a - 'FIRMIN & SONS Ltd' 'LONDON' silver no HM.

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Button # 192

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