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Mrs. Ann Nepton also decreed in 1728 that the Poulters Company should buy a £40 silver cup for the  use of the Company for ever and stipulated that this should be engraved with "The Gift of Thomas and Ann Nepton, January 26th".  Ann Nepton also authorised the company to spend £3 annually in an entertainment to which they could invite such other persons,  freemen of the Company, as they should think fit, and at which they were to drink out of the said Cup to the memory of Thomas and Ann Nepton.

The silver cup was not bought until about 1819 when upon a motion proposed by Mr. Spike the Poulters Company spent £50 on a bowl. The Company had to fund the extra £10.  This engraved magnificent Menteith Bowl is still regularly used.

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