Ajax Public Library Digital Archive
Freedom of the Town


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A colour photograph of "The Freedom of the Town" framed proclaimation that was read to crew members of the H.M.S. Ajax, 1963 during the ship's visit on August 25-31, 1976.
"The Town of Ajax in the Region of Durham in the Province of Ontario brings greeting and good wihes to Her Majesty's Ship Ajax on the occasion of the visit of HMS Ajax to The Town of Ajax and by these presentations confer upon the Ship The Freedom of the Town in recognition of the services of the personnel, past and present, of ships bearing the name Ajax, to the Reigning Monarch and to Canada, as well, to commemorate the gallantry of the men who fought in HMS. Ajax at the Battle of the River Plate from which glorious action the name of the Town was chosen. The freedom of the Town entitles the ship's crew to the right, privilege, honour and distinction of marching through the streets of the Town on all occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying. In witness whereof - We have caused our Corporate Seal to be hereunto affixed this twenty-eighth day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six pursant to a by-law unanimously passed by this Town Council on the sixteenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred & seventy six.
Mayor Clark Mason
Clerk ____"
Date of Original:
26 Aug 1976
Date Of Event:
26 Aug 1976
Dimensions:
Width: 21.59 cm
Height: 29.21 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
P025-000-131
Collection:
Artifacts
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8508627616151 Longitude: -79.0201770581055
Donor:
Ajax Historical Board
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder:
Town of Ajax
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Freedom of the Town


A colour photograph of "The Freedom of the Town" framed proclaimation that was read to crew members of the H.M.S. Ajax, 1963 during the ship's visit on August 25-31, 1976.
"The Town of Ajax in the Region of Durham in the Province of Ontario brings greeting and good wihes to Her Majesty's Ship Ajax on the occasion of the visit of HMS Ajax to The Town of Ajax and by these presentations confer upon the Ship The Freedom of the Town in recognition of the services of the personnel, past and present, of ships bearing the name Ajax, to the Reigning Monarch and to Canada, as well, to commemorate the gallantry of the men who fought in HMS. Ajax at the Battle of the River Plate from which glorious action the name of the Town was chosen. The freedom of the Town entitles the ship's crew to the right, privilege, honour and distinction of marching through the streets of the Town on all occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying. In witness whereof - We have caused our Corporate Seal to be hereunto affixed this twenty-eighth day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six pursant to a by-law unanimously passed by this Town Council on the sixteenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred & seventy six.
Mayor Clark Mason
Clerk ____"