During our tour to Baskerville Hall this season we had a mounted knight positioned at the end of the drive by the road side, when an articulated truck and trailer (the driver being on the phone) mounted the kerb causing the horse to rear and throw the rider, thankfully with no injury to horse or rider.
While the knight was trying to attend to his horse, a white Ford Escort van pulled up, someone jumped out, grabbed the helm, and then drove off in the direction of Brecon.
The helm (pictured above) is painted red and green to match the livery on the knight’s costume, with a crest mounted on the top in the form of a large white swan. The crest is unique and was especially sculpted and encased in fibre glass. The whole thing is approx two foot high, and cannot be replaced.
A reward will be offered for its return.
If anyone has any information about the missing Helm
Please contact Sgt Rob Bowen at Brecon Police on 01267 222020 and quote crime reference no.
30618 July 2010
Or contact Geoff Winship on 07702 888488 / 01202 483777
or by E-mail