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New home for club cup

PUBLISHED: 11:18 20 October 2013

Members of the Bungay Horticultural society hand over club trophy a to Museum curator Chris Reeve. The club has disbanded and wanted to find a new home for the ancient silverware.   Club members Geoffrey Went, Brian Hindle, Roma Went, Margaret Went and Joy Hindle .

Members of the Bungay Horticultural society hand over club trophy a to Museum curator Chris Reeve. The club has disbanded and wanted to find a new home for the ancient silverware. Club members Geoffrey Went, Brian Hindle, Roma Went, Margaret Went and Joy Hindle .

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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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