We’ve found a few interesting pieces of equipment in the Wardenry as we have been decorating it. These stamps are amongst my favourites. It took quite a while for us to realise what they were, then they had to wait until last weekend until I remembered to take a decent piece of paper down there so that I could share them with you!
I have no idea how old these are yet, but I imagine many Farley Hospital letters being stamped with them and I can only wonder what official business they have been used for over the years?
Both stamps are either quite worn on one side or need to adjusted? One simply states “The Wardenry Farley Salisbury” and the other is altogether more flashy with details of the founding date of the Hospital (1682) as well as Birth and Death dates for Sir Stephen Fox, our founder.
We will give the stamps a clean and see if we can get them to work properly as they once would have. If we manage to, I’ll do another post about it.