Cot Plaque

#1 by Templer , Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:11 pm

When cots (beds) were endowed to hospitals, they also had plaques affixed.
The one in the picture shown is one of two owned by FOFB members.
These are from two cots endowed to Bradford childrens hospital in about 1928.
This is how the event was reported in a Bradford newspaper.

“CABINET” VISITS BRADFORD.
The A.O.F.B. “Cabinet” – Sir Alfred Fripp, Bert Temple, Cloudburst Jack Haes and Grand Hurricane David Henry Cain, paid a flying visit to Bradford last Thursday. They were met at Bradford station By a large party of prominent Froth Blowers of Bradford and Yorkshire, including, Grand Typhoon, John Dracup, Tornado, A. Sykes, Blasters, G. E. Grant and J. Firth.
They were conducted to the Town Hall where they were received officially By the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Alderman Michael Conway, who was accompanied by the Medical Officer of Health, Dr J. J. Buchan, and Councillor T. J. Robinson, who is a Master of the Order.
The party visited the children’s hospital, where Sir Alfred Fripp and Bert Temple handed over to Mr T. P. Oddy and Miss Woodhouse, Chairman and Matron respectively, two official A.O.F.B. bronze plaques, which are to be affixed above the two cots which have been endowed there in perpetuity by the order.


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RE: Cot Plaque

#2 by frothy , Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:37 pm

I've had great pleasure in seeing the cot plaque for real.
I wonder how many where used?


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RE: Cot Plaque

#3 by Ian , Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:51 pm

And here's the newspaper article from the Sporting Times from 24th December 1927 that reported the hand over of the cots.


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