Darcy and Joey discovered an interesting fob watch in the Gresham’s Archives

The Archive Group have been very busy on Friday afternoons exploring the school’s collection. Two Year 9 pupils, Darcy and Joey, became intrigued by a fob watch they discovered. This turned out to have been manufactured in Birmingham in the 1880s and sold in Holt in the 1890s by Owen Neal, father of Archer B Neal, a day pupil who attended Gresham’s, served in the Coldstream Guards in the First World War and was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. The pupils took the watch to Webbs jewellers in Holt where they were able to explore its inner workings and investigate its provenance.