The cup was presented to the men of the Great Chesterford Branch of the National Fire Service after the ammunition dump explosion at Chesterford Park on 30th May 1944 by Dr and Mme Werner Gothe, owners of the Park. This side of the cup reads – “To Commemorate their bravery at the ammunition dump explosion, May 30th 1944”.  After being displayed in the village shops it appears it was taken home by Richard Fordham, one of the firefighters but now the whereabouts of the cup are unknown. If anyone has any information that would help to find the cup please contact the Society. To find out more about the explosion see “Disaster at the Park”, by Janet Clark, available from the Society.

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