‘It was like having dad with her all the time’: Daughter appeals to people of Royston to help find late father’s precious signet ring

PUBLISHED: 14:03 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:03 29 September 2015

Ann Bullard is upset to lose late husband Keith's ring.

Ann Bullard is upset to lose late husband Keith's ring.


A 76-year-old Royston woman is distraught after a signet ring she’s worn everyday since her husband died went missing at the weekend.

President of Royston Golf Club Keith Bullard passed away back in 2002, and devoted wife Ann has worn his gold signet ring ever since.

She discovered to her horror that the ring had gone missing on Saturday, a day after she went shopping in Cambridge.

Daughter Julie Hourihan said: “Wearing the ring was like having dad with her all the time. She went to Cambridge on Friday and went shopping in Debenhams – we’ve looked everywhere and turned the place upside down.

“It’s of real sentimental value. It’s horrible and really sad.”

The ring is gold, with the initials KJB written in italics on the front. Julie added: “Keith was popular around town, and if the description of the ring or its whereabouts jogs people’s memory – that would be really helpful. Royston is such a small place.”

Ann’s other daughter Lisa Crowley said: “Mum and dad were both very well known at Royston Golf Club. Whenever anyone mentions dad, it’s always followed by ‘he was such a lovely man and a true gentleman’. Dad worked at Sainsbury’s Buntingford as a night manager for more than 30 years.

“Mum is still devoted to dad and is so upset at losing his ring.”

Anybody who locates the ring can contact the Royston Crow by email at rebecca.day@archant.co.uk.

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