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KGS Boy's Championship.

KGS Boy's Championship.
William J.Jolly - 1936

Has anyone else got a medal like this one?

There is a story behind this medal!

Many years ago my mum, Barbara Jolly, got a telephone call from a lady in Shapinsay, one of the Orkney Islands. She had bought one of my grandmother’s chairs (grandma being Georgina (Ina) Jolly) when she moved out of Hawthorn Villa in East Road, Kirkwall. The lady from Shapinsay asked if mum’s husband’s name was William J. Jolly because on recovering the old chair, she had found the medal down one side of it. This was in 1979.

We wonder how many years it had been lying down the side of grandma's the old chair. It was very kind of the woman to have telephone all the Jolly’s in Kirkwall before finding the correct one.

The long ship is actually the old town crest if I am not mistaken. I treasure this medal to this day. Thank you “The Lady from Stronsay”.

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Picture added on 14 September 2009 at 18:33
Hi Barbara,
I also have a KGS medal just the same that belonged to my father John G Scott 1933
Added by Louise Cormack on 30 September 2009
Hi Louise,
Do you think the medal was for sport in general or perhaps for football? Perhaps the Kirkwallian could help!
Added by Barbara on 01 October 2009
Hi Barbara,
I think it would have been for sports in general. You asked about football before, and I have since found out that my father played full back for Rovers.
Added by Louise Cormack on 04 October 2009
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