Staff Clubs & Societies
The Lambert Challenge Cup No. 3, 1873
Accession number: 2005-0030
This is the earliest trophy in the BPMA collection. It dates from 1873 and was presented to the E Company of the 49th Middlesex PO Volunteers for shooting competitions. It is a three handled pewter tankard with glass base, and was shot for twice a year.
Whoever won the cup three times in a row got to keep it. This cup was won outright by Sergeant R R Hoade. The competition continued with new trophies, and we have both the Lambert Challenge Cup No. 3 and No. 12 in our collection.