Historic urn’s twin is spotted on TV show

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AN URN that was thought to be one of a kind is part of a pair.

Cllr Frank Phillips was watching the antique show Flog It when he spotted an urn and recognised it as the same urn he helped to restore which now stands in the garden of Erewash Museum.

NILABE110919g1, Ilkeston Erewash museum, Frank Phillips

NILABE110919g1, Ilkeston Erewash museum, Frank Phillips

He said: “I contacted Wellington College in Berkshire where the show had been filmed and got a reply from Chris Potter, Secretary of the Old Wellington Society, who confirmed that they have a Handyside Urn with the same heads on which probably means they came as a standard set.”