Sentimental gold crosses lost

Gail Sims is offering a reward after losing these two gold crosses in Ilkeston.
Gail Sims is offering a reward after losing these two gold crosses in Ilkeston.
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An Ilkeston mum is offering up to £100 reward for the return of two gold crosses of great sentimental value, which she lost last week.

One of Gail Sims’s crosses, was given to her by her father on his deathbed three years ago. The other, which she has had since she was six years old, was from her aunty in South Africa.

Gail, 50, who wore them all the time, is distraught after losing them while out in Ilkeston on Tuesday April 2.

“It’s the history of them that’s so important,” she said.

“I’m sure they’re not worth very much but they mean so much to me.”

They could have been dropped in Wilton Place or Bath Street, outside Tramps dog groomers in Heanor Road, or outside Littlewick Medical Centre in Nottingham Road.

The first cross has the inscription V. M. Dilks – Gail’s mum’s initials – and dated ‘Xmas 1944’. Gail’s dad wore it throughout the Second World War and it is about 2ins long.

The second cross is a Celtic design and smaller.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of either cross should call Gail on 07854 884486 or contact the Advertiser.