A Victorian silver reward for Roadmaking.
A Victorian silver small Presentation Shovel, Newcastle 1852, by David Reid. The handle of the shovel is engraved ‘Mr. John Wilkin from the Rev’d. C. Perigal as a Token of Appreciation of his Skill in Roadmaking.’
The Reverend Charles Perigal, 1777-1854, was the son of Jean Perigal, a Huguenot silk-worker, and was Rector of Ellingham, near Alnwick, from 1803-1854.
John Wilkin has not yet been identified.
Length – 15 cm.; Width – 4.40 cm.; Weight – 60.30 gms.