FIND OF THE WEEK

Nottingham Post - - UNDER THE HAMMER -

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.

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