Certificate, commemorating the 2000 Edwin Flack Games

Maker
Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed (estab. 1974, closed 2009)
Production date
Aug 2000
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Production date
Aug 2000
Description
Certificate from the residents of the Borough of Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the City of Casey for the Edwin Flack Games, 2000.

The certificate is on a marbled cream paper and typed in various calligraphy fonts. Both council coat-of-arms are depicted in the upper corners and the red seal of Berwick-Upon-Tweed affixed to the bottom right corner. The mayor and borough solicitor for Berwick-Upon-Tweed have signed in biro. The certificate is contained in a wooden frame with glass plate.

The certificate reads "City of Casey, Victoria/ Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed/ Presented to the City of Casey, Victoria/ from the residents of the Borough of Berwick-/ upon-Tweed on the occasion of the Edwin/ Flack Games, 28th July - 6th August 2000./ And in so doing developing mutual/ understanding, respect and friendship between/ the two communities./ THE COMMON SEAL of the Council/ of the Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed/ was hereunto affixed in the presence of:-/ Mayor/ Borough Solicitor"

The first Edwin Flack Games, held in Casey in 2000 and coinciding with the Sydney Olympics, involved young athletes from Casey and its sister cities Springfield, Ohio USA, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK, and Ioannina, Greece. Competitors were aged 16 to 18 years and competed in over eight sports. The event involved all age groups in roles such as officials, coaches and support personnel. Parents and siblings of the athletes also attended.
Artist/Maker and role
Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed (estab. 1974, closed 2009): Author
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Media/Materials description
ink and sticker on paper
Measurements
29.0 x 17.0 cm (certificate), 35.0 x 25.5 x 2.0 cm (frame)
Signature & date
Signed in ink in the lower right "G Exley" (Borough of Berwick upon Tweed Mayor) and "W E Henry" (Borough Solicitor).
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
920

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