Picture returned

Featherstone Rovers have been reunited with a collectable photograph that was stolen from the atrium, thanks to a plea for help in P&C'Simon Riley and Chris Westwood
Featherstone Rovers have been reunited with a collectable photograph that was stolen from the atrium, thanks to a plea for help in P&C'Simon Riley and Chris Westwood
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A COLLECTABLE photograph stolen from Featherstone Rovers’ rugby ground has been found following an appeal for information in the Express.

Devastated club bosses contacted the Express after the valuable panoramic photograph was swiped from clubhouse staircase at the Post Office Road ground on Boxing Day.

The two-and-a-half foot long picture, showing the Great Britain colts side, was found among rubbish outside Featherstone’s Junction Hotel on January 5.

Simon Riley, club chief executive, said: “Cleaning staff at the pub had seen the appeal in the newspaper and called us as soon as they discovered the photograph behind the pub.

“We’re delighted to get the photograph back and we want to thank the Express, pub staff and the people of Featherstone for their help.

“The frame is damaged but the picture is intact, and we will be putting it back in its rightful place as soon as possible.”

The photograph – which was donated to Rovers by former player and colts team member Tony O’Toole – forms part of a heritage display at the ground’s clubhouse.