Can you help solve mystery of the Gaunless and District Trophy?
FOOTBALLERS from the past are being called on to shed more light on an antique trophy that has been uncovered.
Cockfield Primary School staff rediscovered the Gaunless and District Schools League trophy while cleaning and clearing out.
Retired headteacher Kathryn Heatherington said: “We don’t know anything about it. It has been here as long as I have been here – we just found it again while cleaning out.”
The trophy features a brass plate of a football match in progress and the earliest winners are Cockfield who secured it during the 1901-1902 season.
Others to have won the trophy include Lynesack, Evenwood, Barnard Castle Modern and Butterknowle.
Cockfield County is recorded as being the last to be awarded the trophy in 1958.
The trophy has been cleaned up and now takes pride of place in the school’s entrance hall outside the headteacher’s office.
Anyone who has information about the trophy can email the school at p2440.admin@ durhamlearning.net.