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1608

The Town Council have Henry Lindsay, Goldsmith, Edinburgh make a horse  racing trophy for them. Later - known as the Lanark Silver Bell

The bell stands 4 inches high and has a circumference of 4 inches. Each winner had their details engraved on a small silver shield which was then attached to the Bell. After 1903 the winner no longer receives the trophy to keep for the year but was presented with a replica. Their name engraved on a shield was still attached to the trophy. The stand the bell rests upon was a Victorian addition to house the increasing number of shields. The earliest shield is inscribed 'Won by me, Sir John Hamilton of Trabroun, 1628'.