Janet, Great story, and it may very well be true.
This is what I know about the other treasures.
Between Aug 23rd and Sept 2 1939, Britain's art treasures and other
historical artifacts were removed from the National Galleries and
from Hampton Court and transported to Wales for safe keeping. They
were eventually housed 1,750 feet above sea level in the tunnels of
the slate quarry at Manod, near Ffestiniog in North Wales. Atmosphere
was kept at a steady 64 degrees F. with 40 degrees humidity. All were
returned safely to London in 1945.
I was born and bred about 12 mles from this site in a town called
Porthmadog, so I am very familiar with the mines and their history.
It is very well know, that the best kept secret of all during WW2,
was the destination of the Crown Jewels. To this day, the hiding
place has never been revealed by the British Government.
Janet, you may have met one of the very few individuals that
actually knows what really happened, and you spilled the beans
On another note, Britain's gold reserves, valued at 7 billion
dollars at the time, were taken to canada in the cruiser HMS Emerald
and stored in the faults of Montreal's banks.