Owner of Wales cap found in charity donation uncovered
THE owner of a Welsh cap dating back to the 1930s has been uncovered.
Earlier this week, the Post reported on the find of two 1930s rugby caps, which were discovered among charity donations during a sorting session.
The caps were found at LV = Soskitaid's storage unit in Crymlyn Burrows, by Wales director of the charity - which donates rugby, cricket and squash kits to developing teams - Ken Thomas.
But now, the relatives of a Wales cap dated 1935 and tagged with the name T Morgan have come forward — and revealed that it is in fact a Welsh Schoolboys' cap.
Thomas Morgan's niece, Cynthia Besley, said: "He was from Neath - they lived in Bryncoch and then Lewis Road - and he was 14 when he had his school boy cap in 1935.
"I'm not sure how long he played for the Wales schoolboys for, but at that time he was in Cwrt Sart School."
Mrs Besley said her uncle later went on to serve in the RAF during World War One, and believed he played rugby for the service's team.
"He followed the sport throughout his life," she said.
"But because the war came and he went off, I think that may have stopped his rugby career."
However, mystery still surrounds a second cap, black in colour, and embroidered with the letters DS from the 1931-32 season.
"As a rugby orientated charity we are obviously keen to make sure that the caps are either returned to their rightful owner or in a suitable exhibition," said Mr Thomas.