Jack Besford was presented with a grandfather clock by the Ashington Mineworkers Federation when he stood down as president in 1939.
The inscription reads:
John W. Besford
by the Ashington Mineworkers Federation
in recognition of services rendered
as President 1930-1939
The clock remained in the Besford family until 2019, when it was donated to Woodhorn Museum, a mining museum in the former Woodhorn Colliery.