Presentation of RIBA bronze medal to architects of Cooper Taber seed warehouse, at the warehouse. For the best architecture in the Eastern Counties during the three years 1954 to 1957. One of the earliest buildings designed by Chamberlain, Powell and Bon, who later designed the Barbican in London (Peter Chamberlain, Geoffrey Powell and Christof Bon). It may be the three of them sitting on the left, because the one behind looks quite like Mr Bon (according to Polly Wheaton who worked at the seed place). Included in the ceremony was the presentation of the medal by Mr R O Foster, (president of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Society of Architects, probably sitting in the centre of the table) to Mr James Brown, chairman of the company (probably at the right hand end of the table). In addition, a diploma was given to the builders (probably them sitting on the right). Mr Clifford Culpin, chairman of the jury, also spoke (probably him standing). Present were representatvies of the architectural profession, the seed trade, Witham chamber of commerce, and Witham Urban District Council.
|Date taken||26 Sept 1958|