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Silver Edward Medal
The Friends of Lancaster City Museum was founded in 2000 to support both the City Museum and King's Own Royal Regiment Museum.
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Museum buys rare local bravery award at Spink Auction.
The excellent news is that the City Museum had the winning bid at the Spink Auction on Thursday 24th July and purchased the rare Edward Medal to Police Sergeant Thomas Coppard. The medal was awarded to him for his gallant conduct on the occasion of a fire at the White Lund Munitions Factory, Morecambe in October 1917
Lancaster City Museum purchased the medal with a hammer price of
£2900, somewhat more than the top estimate of £1800! With buyers
premium the cost will be around £3500. The Friends of Lancaster
City Museum have made grant to the museum and other donations have
come which brings the total raised to £2500 - a further £1000 would
preserve the museum's own acquisition fund. If you can please
donate in support the acquisition.
Four Silver Edward Medals were awarded for the White Lund explosion:
"As recently elected Chair of the Friends, I am pleased that my first
official duty is to support this fund raising effort. The explosion of
1917 was a major event in the wartime history of our district and the
opportunity to add the medal to our museum's collection relating to the
event should not be missed."
Donations can be made by cheque to "Friends of Lancaster City Museum" and sent to FOLCM, Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT.
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