A good weekend, exhibitions were great - especially the one to the 4th VB Notts & Derbys which included copies of photographs of the battalion including unloading at Roodewal on the 8th June, just before disaster struck. This exhibition won a silver medal.
QSAs also featured in the Welsh Rgt Long Service display (gold medal) and a display on the Life Guards which also won a medal. There was also on display the highly unusual QSA, WW1 group with a Finnish order to a former private in the 17th Lancers.
Sunday medal fair was disappointing - same stock of QSAs that have been to Britannia in March (and earlier), although I gather Mike found some for his collection.
Great to finally meet Mike and also to see David once more.
I see that pair to Bedford - Plumer's servant - in one of the photos above - these medals attracted plenty of debate recently when they were spotted on auction and commanded a hefty price in the end as well. I wonder how much they were on sale for?
I think you would have enjoyed this weekend, had you been there, but, I always feel so often, the actual medal fair is rather a disappointment, you go in full of expectation and only very seldom actually manage to find something, that was the case for me anyway, but, I suspect that for you, I dare say that you would be completely amazed and perhaps just a little overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of QSA's on offer.