Rare railway memorabilia stolen from village near Fakenham

Some of the memorabilia that was stolen Some of the memorabilia that was stolen

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
2:14 PM

Extremely rare railway memorabilia worth an estimated £4,000 has been stolen from a village near Fakenham.

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Some of the memorabilia that was stolenSome of the memorabilia that was stolen

The items were taken from an outbuilding at a property on Norwich Road, Briston.

PC Jamie Wedderburn, said: “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.”

The stolen items stolen were: 12 railway lamps, three Sykes block instruments, an LMS Oil can, a Melton Constable Goods bell, a brass diesel engine horn, a cast iron ‘shut the gate’ sign, a cast iron ‘no engine or vehicle exceeding 10 tonnes must pass over this weigh bridge’ sign, a wooden clock with brass plaque engraved presented to I. HAYWARD, two bardic lamps, a leather cash pouch with brass plaque engraved ‘Sheringham’, a cast iron ‘whistle’ sign, a white enamel arm band inscribed ‘porter’, a cast iron ‘trespassers will be prosecuted’ sign, Gauge model railway locomotives and wagons, an LNER driver’s pocket watch, a boiler plate from an M&GN engine and an M&GN 155 bridge plate.

Some of the memorabilia that was stolenSome of the memorabilia that was stolen

Norfolk Police issued an appeal for witnesses today and also want to hear from anyone with information about the whereabouts of any of the items stolen.

The incident took place on Wednesday, August 27 between 8am and 5pm.

Contact PC Jamie Wedderburn on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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