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Cup medal uncovered!

27 November 2013

On three separate occasions the Owls have lifted what is known as the most famous domestic cup in world football – the FA Cup.

The very first success in this competition came 117 years ago when two goals from Fred Spiksley saw the Owls triumph over Wolves in the final 2-1 on Saturday 18 April 1896.

But it’s Fred’s team mate Harry Davis who has rose to the fore in relation to this FA Cup final clash when his winner’s medal was discovered in the club’s archives at Hillsborough.

Feared missing after the 2007 floods which hit display cabinets in the South Stand, Harry’s family were delighted to receive the news that SWFC club historian Jason Dickinson had located the medal at Hillsborough.

The grandchildren of Harry were invited down to S6 in the recent Championship clash against Huddersfield to be reunited with their grandfather’s most prized possession.

Grandson of Harry, Gordon Davis of Wincobank, said: “That medal is 117 years old. It survived two world wars.

“The children wanted it there for the next visit and the one after that. We were scared we would leave this world wondering what had happened to it.

“When we got a phone call to say it had been found, it was a massive relief. To hold the medal on the turf at Sheffield Wednesday was an awesome feeling. I can’t describe it.”

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