Friday, 2 October 2009

Heraldic shields found in Skelmorlie sold at auction

Bit of local news!

Eight heraldic shields, part of a collection of forty created for a jousting competition in 1839 hosted by the Earl of Eglinton in Ayrshire, have been sold for £8000. The shields were found in the attic of Skelmorlie Castle, on the outskirts of Largs, in a recent clearout.

For more on the story, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8282778.stm

Chris

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