Gold Hoard

21st April 2017

Local MP Philip Dunne welcomed news that the Community College in Bishop's Castle may benefit from sharing a reward for finding a spectacular treasure of gold coins.

During routine tuning and cleaning of a piano donated to the Community College last September, several packages of gold sovereigns were found hidden under the keyboard.

Mr Dunne said today: "I have seen the hoard of gold coins, and was astonished to discover they had been found secreted for decades in a piano in my constituency.

Whoever placed them there had clearly intended these coins would not be found lightly. So full credit to the piano tuner for revealing the hoard through his diligent inspection.

I have not seen pure gold coins before, other than in a museum, so was startled to see what good condition they are in.

I am delighted that Bishop's Castle Community College may become a beneficiary by way of reward for helping bring this treasure to light. This is another sample of what makes South Shropshire so special - it is not only a great place to live, but also a safe place to hide treasure!"


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