Yorkshire heritage under threat as treasures are stolen to order

posted 12 Feb 2012, 08:52 by Paul Brayford
Yorkshire Post 7 Jan 2012

A TREASURE trove of antiques and artefacts worth hundreds of thousands of pounds has been stolen from or damaged in Yorkshire’s museums and stately homes in recent years, a Yorkshire Post investigation has found.

In addition to a spate of thefts from the region’s most famous stately homes, in which priceless furniture, porcelain figurines, mantle clocks and gold trophies have been stolen to order, many other items which make up the county’s heritage has been lost or accidentally damaged, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.

More at http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/yorkshire_heritage_under_threat_as_treasures_are_stolen_to_order_1_4117881