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Late Medieval Ring from Woking


The Lightbox is delighted to announce that the Late Medieval Ring, discovered earlier in the year in Woking is now proudly on display.

After a fundraising campaign in May which raised the £1750 required with over 42 people donating to the cause, the ring was acquired through the British Museum. Believed to be from the late 14th century, probably from between 1350 – 1400, the ring is a valuable addition to The Lightbox’s Heritage Collection which focuses on pieces from Woking’s past. The Lightbox Director, Marilyn Scott, has said, ‘Having the ring come to The Lightbox means that thousands of people will be able to enjoy it. It is great to be able to see tangible early history from Woking that shows it’s long and fascinating history.’

Researched by the Heritage Team at The Lightbox, the display includes an exploration of the period the ring is believed to have come from. The display will be prominently displayed in pride of place at the front doors for all to see, before being moved to a more permanent position in Woking’s Story, The Lightbox’s free museum.

The Lightbox would like to thank everyone who made a donation and to Mr Mark Doyle who discovered the ring.

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