Rare advertising boards stolen from museum in Ramsey

Thieves stole rare antique boards from Ramsey Rural Museum

Thieves stole rare antique boards from Ramsey Rural Museum - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a set of antique advertising boards from Ramsey Rural Museum.

The set of 12 boards, which have been displayed on the exterior walls of the museum for more than 30 years, were believed to have been stolen between 12pm on March 8 and 1pm on March 14.

The vintage boards, believed to be worth about £30 each, measure about 2ft x 3ft in size, and were fixed to the sign of the museum’s historic barn.

Among those stolen were enamel boards for Duckham’s Oil, Batley ginger beer, Castrol oil, and John Bull Tyres.

Ian Gaunt, vice chairman of the museum, told The Hunts Post said: “The boards were part of the appeal of the museum and a part of our heritage. All we have now is a blank side to the barn.

“If people spot them in antiques shops or at auctions, hopefully this will remind them and they’ll let the police know.”

A police spokesman said: “These signs are extremely rare and most date back to the 1930s.

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“We are determined to find these signs and return them to the museum so I encourage anyone who may have seen something or who knows any information to call us on 101.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact police on 101, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visit https://crimestoppers-uk.org/