Under Tokens and Jettons will be found a new article by Gary Oddie on a lost 17th century token from Cambridgeshire – hopefully this brief article might cause it to re-appear.
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Good Evening Gary, I have just found the Godmanchester Museum site and was interested to read your article regarding tokens. I thought I would contact you regarding a token I found in the village of Yelling. I worked at Church Farm between 1954 and 1969 and as I have an interest in coinage, I always kept a look out for anything when working in the fields. I was fortunate to find coins dating from Roman to Victoria in varying states of decay. The token is from Henry Beck of Godmanchester 1669 and I see now that he is thought to have been a grocer. As I am unable to go out in these difficult times, I am currently re-organising my collection. Kind Regards, Brian Roberts.
Hello Brian, many thanks for the post. It’s always interesting to hear details of finds of local tokens. Henry Beck has remained a challenge to research. I have several Becks from the previous generation and with the sugar loaf design he almost certainly was a grocer. As yet, I have found no Will, no family, and no Hearth tax, and though I suspect wife’s name is Katherine, I have no proof. I have just checked the Godmanchester Museum website – http://www.godmanchester.co.uk/bridge-magazine/237-2003-token-coinage-of-huntingdonshire-and-godmanchester – that was 2003! Time flies. With Best Regards. Gary.