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Did you know that Bungay in Suffolk is the only place in the UK with an active Town Reeve? (There are Portreeves, however, at Ashburton in Devon and Laugharen in South Wales). The role of Bungay’s Reeve was until the late 19th century to run the town’s administration. These days the title-holder still has control of the market and various lands willed to the settlement. Originally a Saxon introduction, the title is familiar perhaps from Chaucer. Each Reeve is appointed for a year by his predecessor.

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