Widow appeals for return of ring

A DISTRAUGHT widow has today appealed to the people of Ipswich for help in finding her lost engagement ring.Doreen Brown lost the precious keepsake while on her way to play bingo in the town centre on January 8.

A DISTRAUGHT widow has today appealed to the people of Ipswich for help in finding her lost engagement ring.

Doreen Brown lost the precious keepsake while on her way to play bingo in the town centre on January 8.

The 77-year-old from Westwood Court, in Norwich Road, retraced her steps, searching desperately for the ring given to her by her late husband Maurice almost 60 years ago, but her search proved to be in vain.

Mrs Brown was just 20 when her husband proposed to her in 1953 while on leave from national service in the air force. He sadly died 10 years ago but his beloved wife kept the ring on her finger as a reminder of their many years together.

Mrs Brown said: “I'm so upset about losing it.

“I went into all the shops I had visited that day and did everything to try and find it but nothing turned up.”

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Mrs Brown was on her way to play bingo when she believes she lost the ring, having visited Nat West bank and Boots in Tavern Street and Debenhams in Westgate Street.

It wasn't until she returned home that she realised what had happened. She said: “I new it was loose on my finger but I usually keep an eye on it. I turned out my handbag but it wasn't there.

“It isn't the value of the ring that concerns me but it has a lot of sentimental importance. I'd be so pleased if someone found it.”

Can you help Mrs Brown find her engagement ring? Contact the Star newsdesk on 01473-324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk