A National Rivers Authority Manager's cap worn by John Powell, with an embroidered Thames Conservancy cap badge.
Made by Louis Bernard.
A white plastic covered cap with a braided peak. The Thames Conservancy crest- two shields, anchor and crowns. The peak has gold braid and laurel leaves. Black plastic belt around the middle. Inside is brown leather with a makers label.
Lord Desborough's Thames Conservancy cap. Lord Desborough was an accomplished amateur punter and also chairman of the Thames Conservancy from 1904 - 1937. A mile long cut in the River Thames near Weybridge bears his name.
The Thames Conservancy was given control of the river from the source to Yauntlet Creek in 1866. In 1909 the the Port of London Authority was created to manage the tidal river.
A faceted stone mace head mounted as a gavel on a pynkado wood handle with a pynkado block and in a presentation box. Originally thought to date to 2000BC, but now known to be approximately 3500 BC (mid to late Neolithic). The gavel (and block) was used by the Chairman of the Thames Conservancy at meetings.