Sunday, 29 May 2016

Great Dunmow, Essex

Great Dunmow "Meadow on the Hill"  is a historic market town and originally a Roman settlement site. Many buildings from the Middle Ages have survived notable the 16C town hall. The Doctors Pond was a family attraction for feeding the ducks. The town is well know for its four-yearly ritual of the "Fitch Trials"' in which couples must convince a jury of six local bachelors and six local aides that for a year and a day, they have never wished themselves unwed. The successful couple is then paraded along the high Street and are presented with a fitch of bacon. The last trial was in 2013  and the next is schedules this year, 2016!




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