Wedding ring found in Harborough - can you help reunite it with its owner?

The precious gold wedding band was found on Wednesday (March 17) as a works team cleared a blocked drain at Harboro Rubber Company on the Riverside industrial estate

Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:21 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:22 pm
The search is on to track down the owner of a wedding ring lost at a factory in Market Harborough at any time over the last half a century.

The search is on to track down the owner of a wedding ring lost at a factory in Market Harborough at any time over the last half a century.

The precious gold wedding band was found on Wednesday (March 17) as a works team cleared a blocked drain at Harboro Rubber Company on the Riverside industrial estate.

Wayne Clarke, the factory’s cleaning supervisor, said: “It’s a lovely story – and it will be even better if we can reunite the owner with his wedding ring.

“We just hope we can find him to give him his ring back after all this time.”

The dad-of-three said they were unblocking the stuck drain in the men’s toilets at the busy plant when they made the surprise discovery.

“It’s certainly not every day that you find a beautiful gold wedding band down a dirty drain.

“At first we thought it was a plumber’s olive, a sort of brass ring,” said Wayne, of St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough.

“But luckily we had a closer look, cleaned it up and realised it was a wedding ring.

“It has ‘KB’ and 3/7 engraved on the inside.

“We suspect they are the owner’s initials and the day he got married.

“But they could also be the initials of the groom and his bride,” said Wayne, who’s worked at Harboro Rubber Company almost 10 years.

“This company has been based here about 11 years.

“Before that it was occupied by a firm called Cleco, which made lifting equipment and cranes.

“So the man who’s lost this ring could have worked for them.

“We’ve checked out the ring’s hallmarks.

“It was made in Birmingham in 1970 or 1971.

“From a bit more research we think the couple may have got married in 1972,” added Wayne.

“So this really striking ring stretches back all of 50 years or so.

“This wedding band will clearly have huge sentimental value for the family.

“Getting married is the biggest day of your life after all.

“So we really hope we can find the man who’s lost it – giving us all a very happy ending to this fantastic story.”

If you are the owner or you can help in any way you can call Wayne on 07710 988038.