Following on from my discovery of a Gold Fairfield Hospital Nursing Award, I was amazed to get an e-mail from Declan McHale BA (Hons) Marketing Coordinator of Toye, Kenning and Spencer, the original manufacturer of the award.

Declan  emailed to say :

After “Googling” Toye, Kenning & Spencer which I do on a daily basis to see what has been put online to do with our company, your website ( came up with the information of the Fairfield Hospital Badge. After reading through the information on your website, I went to go and look through our record cards that we have (and there are millions) I sifted through the “F’s” and came across Fairfield Bowling Club and then the Fairfield Hospital.I have records of the badge dating back to 25th May 1965, also we have a die number which would be stored downstairs in our Jewellery Quarter Factory, in Birmingham. If you would like me to take any photographs of the information / badge die I have, please do not hesitate to contact me.

You can imagine my excitment to receive Declans e.mail and replied strait away!
A few days went by then these fantastic and historic photographs came through taken by Declan himself.

I can not thank Declan enough for taking the time and effort to take and send these photographs and for the research he has done for me.
Photos provided by Declan McHale, Marketing Coordinator.

Please  Click On The Picture To View Declan’s Photographs.