Sidford man's plea for lost family heirloom

PUBLISHED: 18:39 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 17 June 2010

A SIDFORD man has appealed to the good nature of the village s residents in the hope a precious family heirloom will be returned to him.

A SIDFORD man has appealed to the good nature of the village's residents in the hope a precious family heirloom will be returned to him.

Michael Gough, 71, of lost a gold-coloured watch, his only remaining link to his father, when he was walking between his Sid Vale Close home and the Spar store in Church in Church Street at around 9am on Saturday.

Mr Gough described the round-faced watch with brown strap as being of "massive sentimental" value.

He added: "I'd be incredibly grateful if someone could return it- It didn't just tell the time, it brought back so many memories of the old chap.

"I've been wearing it for more than 30 years. It was presented to him by his company for long service and is close to my heart, its history that I would have liked to pass down to my grandchildren."

The 1960s/ 1670s style watch has an inscription on the back which reads: "Presented by Commercial Union Assurance Company for long service to Roy Alfred Gough."

Anybody with information can contact Sidmouth Police Station in Temple Street on 08452 777444.


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