Here’s a quick one for a Sunday afternoon – reader Elaine Griffiths has sent me the below image of a token that’s been dug up in a Norton Canes garden.
The question is simple: What is it, and what does it commemorate?
It bears the legend ‘Pelsall March 1906’ I think, but that could be 1900 or 1908. It’s a heart-shaped double pierced token, and from the green staining possibly brass or copper.
Anyone got any ideas? A quick Google threw up nothing.
I know there were lots of church and chapel related parades in the period, but I don’t think I’ve seen a token like this before.
Any ideas? Please do shout up: Either comment on this post, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or whisper in my ear on social media.
Cheers to Elaine for a great enquiry!