Appeal after theft of armour from historic pub

MHBG-24-10-13 Castle at Edgehill''Mark and Claire Cooper  - Landlord & Landlady of The Castle at Edgehill  - formally know as The Castle Inn.'''The Castle at Edgehill GV ENGNNL00120131022152410
MHBG-24-10-13 Castle at Edgehill''Mark and Claire Cooper - Landlord & Landlady of The Castle at Edgehill - formally know as The Castle Inn.'''The Castle at Edgehill GV ENGNNL00120131022152410

A piece of replica 17th century armour was taken from the Castle at Edgehill on Monday- a year after the rest of the set was stolen.

The theft of the brown leather charger belt occurred between 12pm and 8pm on Monday during the pub’s busy afternoon rush. The belt was the last remaining part of the original set inherited by husband and wife team Claire and Mark Higgs when they took over the running of the historic folly in 2013.

The charging belt was kept on a shelf below the armour pictured here.

The charging belt was kept on a shelf below the armour pictured here.

The last time the pub was targeted thieves stole armour and antique rifles. While an arrest was made nothing was recovered.

Now the owners are appealing for the belt to be returned. Mrs Higgs said: “The armour has been in the pub for 30 to 40 years. After it was stolen we had the armour remade by a blacksmith.

“It is disheartening as this was the last piece of the original set. For that to go as well was a bit below the belt really.”

The charging belt is made of brown leather and features several pouches.

If you know anything about the theft you can contact the owners at enquiries@castleatedgehill.co.uk or call the owners on 01295670255.