An E-Sylum reader writes:
This BBC News video briefly recounts the tale behind a gold half sovereign with a connection to history. One of the men on the South Pole expedition of Capt. Robert Scott gave it to a then young child whose family has it today.
Wales and the Welsh played an important role in financing Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole, and a century ago a group of people were invited to Cardiff's City Hall, to meet the great adventurer and his team on the eve of their departure.
Mary Keitch from Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, has a unique memento from the Scott reception given to her mother, a young girl in 1910.
To read the complete article, see:
Coin memento from Captain Scott expedition's farewell
Wayne Homren, Editor
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