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 Thames Conservancy peaked officer's cap with a detachable summer cover.
Made by Monnery's Ltd.
A black serge peaked cap (size 6 7/8) lined in blue, with a brown leather inner band and a hard black shiny peak, green underneath. There is a red diamond-shaped retailers label inside. The detachable summer cover is made from white cloth with an elasticated edge.
Desborough Medal given to K.L. Osbourne of Lensbury Rowing Club in 1953.
The Desborough Medal was instituted by the Thames Conservators in 1953, to commemorate the coronation and perpetuate the memory of Lord Desborough.
Keith Osbourne was one of the first to receive the medal that is presented annually.
One side has the crest of the Thames Conservancy and 'K L Osbourne lensbury Rowing Club 1953' engraved at the bottom. Other side has a coat of arms with 'Chairman of the Conservators of the River Thames 1905-1937' engraved in the centre and 'William Grenfell Baron Desborough of taplow K.G.G.C.V.O.' around the edge.