Bury St Edmunds Nostalgia - Long drum with a will written on it given to town's Regimental Museum
In today's nostalgia we go back to 1972 when an unusual drum with a last will and testament written on the parchment ends was given to a military museum.
The Wrentham Long Drum, which belonged to the Wrentham Volunteers who were formed in 1803, was given to the Regimental Museum, Gibraltar Barracks in Bury St Edmunds.
The drum was bought at a sale and given to the museum by Miss M Rands, of Manningtree, in memory of her father, the late Lt Col Cyril Rands, who served with the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
Assistant curator Mr Martin Stanley Fisher said that although the shell of the drum was original, the parchment could have been a later addition and the owner of the will was a mystery.