Found it - schoolboy finds lost Rayleigh town pendant lying in the street

Found it - Jack Harris shows off his find before handing it over to council chairman Eddie Dray

Found it - Jack Harris shows off his find before handing it over to council chairman Eddie Dray

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CALL off the search.

Rayleigh town crest pendant has been found by a 10-year-old schoolboy.

The pendant, part of the town council chairman’s chain of office, was lost last week on the way to an official engagement at Grove Wood Primary School on June 17.

It was believed the pendant, four inches in length, made of metal-backed enamel with the town’s crest on the front, was lost in transit after chairman, councillor Eddie Dray left an engagement at Sweyne Park School on Friday, June 13.

However Jack Harris, pupil at Grove Wood Primary, found the pendant on the ground at the junction of Grove Road and Dorothy Farm Road and returned it to the council.

Mr Dray said: “I am delighted that the pendant has been found.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Jack for finding it and returning it to the office.”

The pendant has been part of the Chain of Office for many years and was handed to the town council in 1996 when they took over from the Rayleigh Urban District Council.

It was insured and would have been replaced had it come to it, but fortunately it is now back with its rightful owner.

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6:55pm Thu 26 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

The things people drop when under the influence has always amazed me..
The things people drop when under the influence has always amazed me.. sesibollox
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8:12pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Calm Down, Calm Down says...

I'm surprised they realised it was missing
I'm surprised they realised it was missing Calm Down, Calm Down
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7:20am Fri 27 Jun 14

Happy Chickie says...

Hope they gave the lad a nice reward.
Hope they gave the lad a nice reward. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 8

5:08pm Fri 27 Jun 14

runwellian says...

Howe could you drop something like that and not know it?
Howe could you drop something like that and not know it? runwellian
  • Score: 0

9:08pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

How in hell did it get there?

Still, well done to the lad. Good boy for being honest.and observant.
How in hell did it get there? Still, well done to the lad. Good boy for being honest.and observant. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

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