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Award Collection

"Recognizing Excellence: Celebrating the Power of Achievement" In a world filled with remarkable individuals and extraordinary accomplishments

Background imageAward Collection: Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch
Anglo-Irish prize winning novelist, playwright and philosopher, Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999). (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageAward Collection: Moss, the dog. Moss the dog, owned by Mr Cledwyn Morgan of Ystradgynlais

Moss, the dog. Moss the dog, owned by Mr Cledwyn Morgan of Ystradgynlais, near Swansea, Wales, bears the distinction of being a double hero

Background imageAward Collection: Flight Lieutenant K. H. F Letford, DFO

Flight Lieutenant K. H. F Letford, DFO
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Harold Francis Letford, as he appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1949, when he was awarded a bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry in assisting HMS

Background imageAward Collection: Publicity Still Of Annie Oakley

Publicity Still Of Annie Oakley
Publicity still of American sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860 - 1926) as she loads a shotgun near a table display of adorned with various marksmanship medals, late 1800s

Background imageAward Collection: Polo Team, Delhi 1916

Polo Team, Delhi 1916
A serious-looking British polo team, after winning a trophy, pose with His Excellency the Governor, who presumably has just presented the awards

Background imageAward Collection: Alfred ( Alfie ) Shrubb - Famous Long Distance Runner

Alfred ( Alfie ) Shrubb - Famous Long Distance Runner. He won all there was to win in long-distance running as is evident in this photograph

Background imageAward Collection: Imperial Service Medal presentation to Bruce Netherton at Restormel Castle, Lanlivery Parish

Imperial Service Medal presentation to Bruce Netherton at Restormel Castle, Lanlivery Parish, Cornwall. June 1989
Bruce Netherton, centre, accompanied by his wife Florence, receives the Imperial Service Medal from Beric Morley, Regional Director English Heritage

Background imageAward Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace

Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, outside Buckingham Palace on 2 January 1928. Her brother Sergeant Alfred William Clayden (second from left)

Background imageAward Collection: Brian Eno holding receiving his award at The Oval Pop Festival, Oval Cricket Ground

Brian Eno holding receiving his award at The Oval Pop Festival, Oval Cricket Ground, South London. The festival was sponsored by Music Magazine Melody Maker Picture taken 30th September 1972

Background imageAward Collection: The firemans kiss (colour litho)

The firemans kiss (colour litho)
2779992 The firemans kiss (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The firemans kiss. A curious New Years Day tradition in Parisian theatres)

Background imageAward Collection: Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand

Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand
Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676). Dutch Admiral. Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680). Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageAward Collection: ROSA PARKS (1913-2005). American civil rights activist

ROSA PARKS (1913-2005). American civil rights activist. At the White House after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Photograph by unknown photographer, 1996

Background imageAward Collection: First place rosette

First place rosette

Background imageAward Collection: Victoria Cross - Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson

Victoria Cross - Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson
Victoria Cross posthumously awarded to John Travers Cornwell (1900-1916) - for his gallantry at the Battle of Jutland. Cornwell was a Boy Seaman First Class on H.M.S Chester

Background imageAward Collection: Prince Albert decorates NSPCC inspectors. Rs M Thomas Henry Waldren, M C ( Royal

Prince Albert decorates NSPCC inspectors. Rs M Thomas Henry Waldren, M C ( Royal Inniskilling )

Background imageAward Collection: Cowdray Polo Tournament - 1938

Cowdray Polo Tournament - 1938
Duchess of Gloucester with the Lady Cowdray Team George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N17202

Background imageAward Collection: Nikolai Zelinsky

Nikolai Zelinsky
NIKOLAI ZELINSKY Russian scientist, invented the first carbon-filter gas mask, winner of many Soviet awards

Background imageAward Collection: The Parable of the Talents, c. 1884 (Oil on canvas)

The Parable of the Talents, c. 1884 (Oil on canvas)
7212780 The Parable of the Talents, c.1884 (Oil on canvas) by Rich, William George (1857-after 1901); The Ms Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: Rich)

Background imageAward Collection: The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette

The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette (colour litho)
2809135 The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageAward Collection: Nelly Bligh, the dog. This dog, called Nelly Bligh, owned by Mr Mallion

Nelly Bligh, the dog. This dog, called Nelly Bligh, owned by Mr Mallion, Hubbards Farm, Lenham Heath, Lenham, Kent, saved the the life of her master. Mr Mallion was knocked down and bitten by a boar

Background imageAward Collection: Sir Richard O Brien, new Chairman of the Engineering Industry Training Board

Sir Richard O Brien, new Chairman of the Engineering Industry Training Board, presented special merit prizes and first year training certificates to apprentices at the National Engineering Training

Background imageAward Collection: Presentation of medals to special constables at Petworth Park, March 1930

Presentation of medals to special constables at Petworth Park, March 1930
Lord Leconfield presenting medals to special constables in Petworth Park George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N3062

Background imageAward Collection: Allied Military Leaders receive Legion of Honour Grand Croix

Allied Military Leaders receive Legion of Honour Grand Croix
Allied Military Leaders - WWII era. General Gamelin, Commander-in-chief of the Allied Armies; General Sir Edmund Ironside, Chief of the British Imperial General Staff; General Viscount Gort

Background imageAward Collection: Anneka Rice, Television Presenter is awarded the title of Rear of The Year in 1986

Anneka Rice, Television Presenter is awarded the title of Rear of The Year in 1986. The male winner this year was Michael Barrymore The award was also called Bottom of the Year This award was given

Background imageAward Collection: British War Medal, First World War 1914-1918

British War Medal, First World War 1914-1918
This medal was awarded to Lieutenant Colonel F. Call. It is one of 17 campaign medals awarded to members of the Call family, now in the museum collection

Formula 1 1986: 1986 F1
JANUARY 01: Ayrton Senna wins a Vespa for securing pole position during the 1986 F1 on Wednesday January 01, 1986. (Photo by Ercole Colombo / Studio Colombo)

Automotive 2023: Autosport International
NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: F1 In Schools national finals championship winners in the developmental class

2002 Hungarian Grand Prix. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. 16-18 August 2002. David Coulthard (McLaren Mercedes) with Grand Prix debutant Anthony Davidson (Minardi Asiatech)

Background imageAward Collection: Do You Know: Why 'costermonger'? (colour litho)

Do You Know: Why "costermonger"? (colour litho)
8668100 Do You Know: Why "costermonger"? (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Why "costermonger")

Background imageAward Collection: Kegelbahn / Bowling Alley (colour litho)

Kegelbahn / Bowling Alley (colour litho)
8666298 Kegelbahn / Bowling Alley (colour litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kegelbahn)

Royal Geographical Society Prize Medal, 1835, awarded to Captain George Back (1796-1878), 1835 (gold)
MMM5477676 Royal Geographical Society Prize Medal, 1835, awarded to Captain George Back (1796-1878), 1835 (gold) by Wyon, William (1795-1851); National Maritime Museum, London

1870 cartoon showing a zoomorphic duck receiving a laurel garland as a fashion accessory
5308868 1870 cartoon showing a zoomorphic duck receiving a laurel garland as a fashion accessory; (add.info.: 1870 cartoon showing a zoomorphic duck receiving a laurel garland as a fashion accessory)

Background imageAward Collection: Medal awarded to Elias Ashmole - showing Laureate bust of Friedrich Wilhelm of Pomerania

Medal awarded to Elias Ashmole - showing Laureate bust of Friedrich Wilhelm of Pomerania, Elector of Brandenburg
AMO367635 Medal awarded to Elias Ashmole - showing Laureate bust of Friedrich Wilhelm of Pomerania, Elector of Brandenburg, right, wearing cuirass, 17th century (gold); Ashmolean Museum

Background imageAward Collection: World War II , United States, US Army Air Force Pilots Merit Badge

World War II , United States, US Army Air Force Pilots Merit Badge
3073353 World War II , United States, US Army Air Force Pilots Merit Badge; Private Collection; (add.info.: United States Army Air Force Pilot's Merit Badge); © Don Troiani

Background imageAward Collection: Philippine Insurrection Campaign Medal

Philippine Insurrection Campaign Medal
3031520 Philippine Insurrection Campaign Medal; Private Collection; (add.info.: Philippine Insurrection Campaign Medal); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022.

Background imageAward Collection: John Wesley (1703-1791) and George Whitefield (1714-1770), English evangelists

John Wesley (1703-1791) and George Whitefield (1714-1770), English evangelists and founders of Methodism
535772 John Wesley (1703-1791) and George Whitefield (1714-1770), English evangelists and founders of Methodism, urging sinners to turn from the Broad Way to hell

Background imageAward Collection: Sir Mark Walker, 1854

Sir Mark Walker, 1854
1581511 Sir Mark Walker, 1854; (add.info.: Engraving of General Sir Mark Walker (1827-1902) who was born in Ireland. He was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross

Background imageAward Collection: Turner Prize Plate, 1860 (engraving)

Turner Prize Plate, 1860 (engraving)
1579570 Turner Prize Plate, 1860 (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving of the Turner Prize Plate won by the St. George's Volunteer Corps. Dated 1860.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageAward Collection: The first distribution of the Victoria Cross

The first distribution of the Victoria Cross
3586461 The first distribution of the Victoria Cross; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the first distribution of the Victoria Cross. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageAward Collection: Maritime triumph or confederate favors

Maritime triumph or confederate favors
MMM5484579 Maritime triumph or confederate favors; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Maritime triumph or confederate favors)

Background imageAward Collection: An engraving depicting W.G. Taylor's power loom for weaving calico

An engraving depicting W.G. Taylor's power loom for weaving calico. The machine was awarded the prize medal at
5310964 An engraving depicting W.G. Taylor's power loom for weaving calico. The machine was awarded the prize medal at the 1862 Exhibition

Background imageAward Collection: A scene inside of the Court of Wards during the Elizabethan Era (painting)

A scene inside of the Court of Wards during the Elizabethan Era (painting)
3329546 A scene inside of the Court of Wards during the Elizabethan Era (painting); (add.info.: Painting of a scene inside of the Court of Wards during the Elizabethan Era)

Background imageAward Collection: United States Indian Wars Campaign Medal 1865-1891

United States Indian Wars Campaign Medal 1865-1891
3031260 United States Indian Wars Campaign Medal 1865-1891; Private Collection; (add.info.: United States Indian Wars Campaign Medal 1865-1891, authorized by War Department General Orders 12)

Background imageAward Collection: German U boat Badge

German U boat Badge
3032559 German U boat Badge; Private Collection; (add.info.: World War I , German U boat Badge instituted February 1, 1918 and awarded for 3 patrols.); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022.

Background imageAward Collection: Spanish American War Campaign Medal

Spanish American War Campaign Medal
3031438 Spanish American War Campaign Medal; Private Collection; (add.info.: Spanish American War Campaign Medal); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2022.

Background imageAward Collection: German medal for the Franco-Prussian War with Metz bar

German medal for the Franco-Prussian War with Metz bar
3030993 German medal for the Franco-Prussian War with Metz bar; Private Collection; (add.info.: German medal for the Franco-Prussian War with Metz bar); © Don Troiani. All Rights Reserved 2023.

Background imageAward Collection: HH the Aga Khan leading in Mahmoud (b/w photo)

HH the Aga Khan leading in Mahmoud (b/w photo)
8671541 HH the Aga Khan leading in Mahmoud (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: HH the Aga Khan leading in Mahmoud)

Background imageAward Collection: Frederic Eugene Ives

Frederic Eugene Ives
5307469 Frederic Eugene Ives.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Frederic Eugene Ives (1856-1937) an American inventor. Dated 19th century. 01/01/1850); Universal History Archive/UIG.



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"Recognizing Excellence: Celebrating the Power of Achievement" In a world filled with remarkable individuals and extraordinary accomplishments, the concept of an award holds immense significance. From literary genius Iris Murdoch's profound impact on literature to Moss, the loyal companion owned by Mr Cledwyn Morgan, whose unwavering companionship has touched countless hearts in Ystradgynlais. The valorous Flight Lieutenant K. H. F Letford, DFO, reminds us of the brave souls who soar through the skies, protecting our nations with their courage and dedication. Meanwhile, Annie Oakley's iconic image captured in a publicity still serves as a timeless reminder of her unparalleled marksmanship skills. Delving into history takes us back to Delhi in 1916 when a formidable Polo Team showcased their prowess on horseback. Similarly, Alfred (Alfie) Shrubb's name echoes through time as he etched his legacy as a famous long-distance runner. Michiel de Ruyter stands tall in Ferdinand's portrait as Lieutenant-Admiral during 1667—a testament to his leadership and naval expertise that shaped maritime history forever. And at Restormel Castle in Cornwall during June 1989, Bruce Netherton was honored with an Imperial Service Medal for his exceptional service. Artistic expressions also find their place within awards—the Parable of the Talents depicted on canvas around 1884 encapsulates creativity intertwined with moral teachings. The British Record Industry Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel recognize musical brilliance that resonates across generations. Even those who serve their communities selflessly are not forgotten—special constables receiving medals at Petworth Park exemplify dedication towards maintaining peace and order. Lastly, Brian Eno proudly holds his well-deserved award at The Oval Pop Festival—an embodiment of artistic innovation pushing boundaries beyond imagination. These glimpses into various realms demonstrate how awards honor achievements that shape our lives and inspire future generations.