New home for club cup
PUBLISHED: 11:18 20 October 2013
Members of Bungay Horticultural Society have handed a historic trophy over to the town’s museum after the club was forced to disband.
Dwindling numbers saw the society draw to a close last Christmas after 70 years.
But a silver rose bowl used to award winners during competitive shows was left without a home and the museum agreed to house it.
Durrants Auction Rooms in Beccles have valued the cup, which is known as a Stitt Cup and dates back to the 1900s.
It is thought that it was originally used as a horse trophy in Singapore before it made its way to Bungay Horticultual Society.
The society used to hold three shows a year at the town’s community centre, as well as prize giving afternoons.
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