Methodism has a strong organisational structure. This includes the issue of membership or 'class' tickets to members of the society or church. This ticket dates to June 1822 and was issued to Mary Tooth, a relation of Samuel Tooth, Methodist local preacher and builder of Wesley's Chapel.
A strand of Mary Tooth's hair is attached to the ticket with sealing wax. This would have been added later, when the membership ticket became a memento.