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Tamworth Challenge Cup Medal, 1893

Denise Potts

This medal was presented to our uncle Walter Southwick on 27 Mar 1893 as a member of the Tamworth Swifts football team who won the Tamworth Challenge Cup. Following Walter’s death in 1896 and his brother Henry’s (our grandfather) death in 1902, our grandmother came to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1907 with her two little girls. The medal came with them. It now lives with Walter’s great niece in British Columbia and gives our family a precious link to kinfolk and their home in Tamworth.