Oak Lamp

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Description

An oak lamp shaped as an acorn.
From the Reading Mercury newspaper dated Sat 11th Aug 1956
" FROM AN OBSCURE CORNER
Several years ago, from an obscure corner of the Town Hall, there was rescued an oak candlestick—believed to have been used at council meetings in bygone years—carved in the shape of an acorn. Now, converted into an electric lamp, it serves in this modern age on the desk in the Mayor’s Parlour. Its origin is surrounded in mystery, for it was clearly not designed to hold a candle. It may have surmounted a newel post or formed part of the decorations in an old timbered house. There is some faint writing in ink on its base: “The Old Town Hall, Wokingham. One of ………” But what it was, or where the others are, we shall never know.

Source

Identifier

WTH0262

Citation

“Oak Lamp,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed August 14, 2020, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/WTH0262.