June 16, 2011
resident digs up medal in her garden
Burnham-On-Sea resident has discovered a 1920s medal while digging
in her front garden.
Jones, pictured, this week told Burnham-On-Sea.com how she made
the find outside her house and is now researching its past.
made the wonderful find while installing a new path and removing
an old gate," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
medal just emerged out of the dirt and stones. It's about an inch
in diameter and is in really good condition."
item bears the letters "W.M.C." and the date "1929"
and is circular in shape with a cross through the centre.
pin on the back is still intact to enable it to be attached to
thinks the medal may have originally been awarded to a member
of the Women's Medical Corp, but is interested in finding out
have no idea whose the medal was or what the history behind it
is, so it would be great to discover more about its past. I
don't expect it to be valuable, but am just interested in solving
the mystery behind it."
spokesman from Somerset County Museum, based in Taunton, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com it is aware of the discovery and is researching
the medal's past.
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