Relic could hold Olympic link

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EXPERTS are being drafted in to help establish whether a chance discovery from a Chesterfield cupboard is a piece of Olympic history.

Tony Weaver believes a pouch bought by his mother Kathleen for a penny at a jumble sale could be memorabilia from London 1948 - otherwise known as the Austerity Games.

The pouch, which is brown and bears the Britannia symbol with five Olympic rings, was used as a spectacle case by his late father. Tony found it while clearing out the cupboard at his mum’s home in Old Whittington on the same day of London 2012 opening ceremony.

Tony said: “I used to run marathons and I put one of my medals in and fit quite well.”

Tony will discuss the item with BBC Radio Sheffield on Friday at 11am.