Article | A lost ring found 40 miles away sheds light on Brooksbank School’s founder

Published by Halifax Courier, Saturday 28th January 2012

A COUPLE of metal-detecting enthusiasts have unearthed a rare piece of Calderdale history – 40 miles away.

Terry and Nicola Wright were sweeping fields near Copmanthorpe, just off the A64 nearYork, when they came across 24-carat gold mourning ring with the name Joseph Brooksbank and the year 1726 engraved into it.

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