Dr. Leonard Cane's influence on the development of the Reeve's role has been very significant. He was Reeve for three periods of office, 1932 - 33, 1933 - 4, and 1938 - 9. Apart from reviving the Town Dinner, he researched and published information about the origin's and history of the Reeve's role, and commenced the custom of compiling a scrapbook of cuttings relating to each Reeve's period of office. These commenced in 1933, and have continued to the present day. They contain press cuttings, photographs, pamphlets, programmes, invitation cards, and a variety of memorabilia, providing a fascinating insight into the activities of the Reeves, and the social and historical context of the period in which they operated. Those covering the War years are particularly interesting.
The scrapbooks are housed in Bungay Museum, and are occasionally brought out for display. They can be examined on request: contact the Curator, Christopher Reeve, Tel: 01986 893155.