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Medals stolen from Malvern College

Malvern Editorial 4th Apr, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MEDALS and items of memorabilia have been stolen following a break-in at Malvern College.

The medals and memorabilia were taken from a display cabinet between 11pm on Friday (March 28) and 8.15am on Saturday (March 29) at the college’s Memorial Library – one of the college’s main memorials to its pupils who were lost in the Great War.

Items stolen included a Kariba Medallion which was presented by the Kariba Federal Power Board to mark the opening of the Kariba Dam in 1960, a medal dating back to 1868 for the first ever house football competition, a boxing belt awarded in 1879, an AFA (Amateur Football Competition) senior cup 1910-11 won by Old Malvernian XI.

Other items included a silver cross worn by the XI football captain in 1873, a key given to Sir Godfrey Huggins in 1953, a medal given to G H Huggins in 1919-20 by the Sons of England Society and a blue degree emblem of the Sons of England.

During the burglary, thieves smashed glass on the door and also damaged other doors inside. A safe was broken into but it is believed nothing was taken from it.

Pupils were not at the site during the burglary.

PC Ian Doidge from West Mercia Police said: “The medals and other items of memorabilia are of immense sentimental value, indeed, they are irreplaceable. They include medals awarded to past pupils at the College for their achievements.”

Anyone with information or may have seen the stolen items offered for sale should call PC Doidge on non-emergency number 101 quoting incident number 145-s-290314 or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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