Gold watch given to son 53 years after father lost it

Started by gash, August 12, 2016, 05:21:21 am

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A gold watch found in a west Wales field has been given to its owner's son 53 years after it went missing.
Metal detector enthusiast Martin Matthews came across the missing heirloom in Betws, Carmarthenshire, just months after taking up the hobby.
An inscription on the back showed it had been presented to local poet and author John Harries, who died just a year after receiving it in 1961.
Mr Matthews tracked down 83-year-old Gwynallt Harries, John's only son.
He told BBC Wales: "The man who was presented with the watch was John Harries and he was quite an important person back in the day.
"He was a poet and an author and a local councillor."
The inscription on the watch read: "Presented to Ald. [Alderman] J. Harries J.P. B.E.M. by Pantyffynnon Workmen for Services Rendered."

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