Albert Medal on Offer | Silver Coins

Albert Medal on Offer

The Albert Medal is one particular of the most aesthetically pleasing British Medal and the stories behind their awards are often poignant and usually inspiring&nbsp- such is the case with the Bronze Medal awarded to William Walters following the Abercan Colliery explosion of 1878. Walters was 1 of a nine man group who volunteered to descend into the pit, in spite of the fires raging and the obvious danger of fresh explosions – the team managed to rescue 82 of their fellow workers, even though tragically 262 perished in the blast.

Walters’ Albert Medal comes up for auction on July eight at Fellows and Sons, Birmingham, with viewing in the prior three days. For additional data call Abbey on 0121 212 5500

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