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Rare train memorabilia stolen

Just Regional
Sep 4, 2014 2 mins read

Police are appealing for information after a number of rare items of train memorabilia have been stolen in north Norfolk.

The incident took place on Wednesday 27 August between 8am and 5pm. Offender(s) have forced entry into an outbuilding at a property on Norwich Road in Briston.

The total value of the items stole amounts to around £4000. The items stolen were:

Twelve railway lamps
Three Sykes Block instruments
An LMS Oil can
Melton Constable Goods Bell
A brass diesel engine horn
Cast iron ‘SHUT THE GATE’ sign
Cast iron ‘NO ENGINE OR VEHICLE EXCEEDING 10 TONS MUST PASS OVER THIS WEIGH BRIDGE’
A wooden clock with brass plaque engraved presented to I. HAYWARD
Two bardic lamps
A leather cash pouch with brass plaque engraved “SHERINGHAM”
Cast iron ‘WHISTLE’ sign
A white enamel arm band inscribed “PORTER”
Cast iron “TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED” sign
Gauge model railway locomotives and wagons
LNER drivers pocket watch
Boiler plate from an M&GN engine
An M&GN 155 Bridge Plate

PC Jamie Weddenburn, commented: “These are unique items, some of which are extremely rare and some are complete one offs. I would ask anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area around the times stated or with information about the whereabouts of these items to come forward.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this theft or anyone with information about the whereabouts of any of the items stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jamie Wedderburn on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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