FIND OF THE WEEK
GOING Under the Hammer on November 29 are the gold and silver medals of footballer Dick Armstrong (1909-1969).
The midfielder joined Forest in 1930, staying for five years before being signed by Bristol City.
He was born in County Durham and like many miners during the inter-war period migrated to Nottinghamshire.
His talent with the ball was first recognised when playing for Easington Colliery and Willington.
One of the earliest awards is the gold winner’s medal of the Crook Nursing Cup Competition and another, dating from 1931, is the Peterborough Hospital Charity Cup winner’s medal.
The collection is being sold by a member of the Armstrong family and the estimate is £800-£1,200.