Liverpool Shield's whereabouts a mystery
The Guild Committee has issued an appeal to help find a missing trophy, last awarded in 1955.
The Liverpool Shield, commissioned in 1909 by the Liverpool Manx Society, was gifted to choral societies throughout the first half of the 20th century.
The oak shield features a silver Viking ship on Manx waters, the Tower of Refuge, dolphins and an ancient harp, topped by a liver bird.
Festival chairman Anne Clarke said: ‘The Guild Committee would be most grateful for any information as to The Liverpool Shield’s whereabouts.'
'It is most likely that it has just been overlooked and is lying in an attic somewhere, so we are hopeful that we are able to bring it back home with this public appeal.'