FOOTBALL CUP RETURNED TO TINTAGEL AFTER SIXTY YEARS

20.07.20

Mr Gordon Jacobs recently contacted the Parish Clerk with an interesting story.

Mr Jacobs was clearing out his late uncles’ property when he came across an old trophy. The cup was extremely tarnished, but the inscription was clear. The item was the old Tintagel and District Association Football League Trophy, which had been presented by none other than Mr F.T, Glasscock. in 1919.

Mr Jacobs asked if the Parish Council would like the item. The alternative was that it would be offered to charity, possibly to be sold and melted down for the silver content.

The Clerk accepted the offer to receive the cup on behalf of the Parish Council and the item was forwarded to her on the     16th July 2020.

On receipt of the cup, an inspection noted that the item was silver and had been made by the famous jeweller, Mappin and Webb of London. The following inscriptions, on the cup, were clear:

WINNERS

1919-20                Bude

1920-21                Wadebridge

1921-22                Tintagel

1922-23                Tintagel

1923-24                Camelford.

Thereafter, there appears to have been a hiatus, prior to the trophy being reinstated as the ‘North Cornwall Youth Clubs Tournament Cup’, in 1948.

The following shields are attached to the wooden plinth of the cup;

1948                       Padstow

1949                       Tintagel

1959                       Nanpean Minors

It has been agreed that it will now be retained by the Parish Council and be placed in an appropriate cabinet at the new Tintagel Community Hub.

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