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Beccles eco-bag travels Down Under

PUBLISHED: 17:27 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 07:23 01 August 2010

MELBOURNE in Australia is the latest destination for the new Bought in Beccles reusable bag, which is being paraded around the world as part of the Beccles Business Association's (BBA) Beccles Bag Challenge.

MELBOURNE in Australia is the latest destination for the new Bought in Beccles reusable bag, which is being paraded around the world as part of the Beccles Business Association's (BBA) Beccles Bag Challenge.

Two week's ago the BBA challenged the people of Beccles to get the name of Beccles as far afield as possible.

And last week Mike and Irene Oxborough, of Providence Place, sent the bag 12,000 miles to Australia with their niece who emigrated there in 1975.

Noreen Grindrod, who lives with her husband Garry in the South Australian city, came to visit friends and relatives recently and was sent home with the Bought in Beccles bag by her aunt.

Noreen is pictured here with Melbourne in the background.

The Bought in Beccles Bag is a reusable, eco friendly bag available from the town hall or most of the independent shops in Beccles. The bag costs £2.50 and is designed for books, small gifts and groceries.

If you have a photo of the Bought in Beccles bag e-mail it to daniel.haynes@archant.co.uk or send it to The Beccles and Bungay Journal, 20 Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9TB.

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