A mystery medal will soon be handed over to the family of its recipient - nearly 60 years after it was first awarded.
John Hall of Middlesbrough came across a medal in the name of Peter Penny, an ex-Duns goalkeeper.
The club has managed to trace a descendent of Peter and will be putting the two parties in touch as Mr Hall had expressed his desire to return the medal to a member of Peter’s family.
With help from various sources more details were found out about Peter Penny.
Peter played for Chirnside Amateurs during the 1946/47 season, when Chirnside won everything they entered.
He obviously impressed after a move to Duns, as he was signed for the Hearts ‘B’ team (the third eleven), after they joined the East of Scotland League in 1949. He cost the Edinburgh side £105.
Hearts coaches had first seen him when Hearts ‘B’ defeated Duns 4-2 at Hawthorn Park on October 8, 1949. Peter went on to play a big part as Hearts “B” won the East of Scotland League championship. At the end of the 1949/50 season, Peter was released and moved back to Duns, where he kept goal for two seasons.
When Hearts “B” played at Berwick Rangers in August 1950, there was a reference in the programme to Peter. It said the Chirnside lad, who defended the Hearts goal so well during the previous season (1949-50), had signed for Duns.
Peter also made three appearances for Berwick Rangers in 1951/2.
He quit football in the late 1950s, joining the police force in Middlesbrough. He had two sons, Logan and Michael, and a daughter, Susan.