This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 19th Apr 2019
On Good Friday money is given to poor widows of the parish and buns to children.
It's a tradition that started in 1887, when legal publisher Joshua Butterworth established a trust to ensure the ceremony's future by establishing a trust in the sum of £21 and 10 shillings.
According to the terms of the trust:-
"On Good Friday in each year to distribute in the churchyard of St. Bartholomew the Great the sum of 6d. to twenty-one poor widows, and to expend the remainder of such dividends in buns to be given to children attending such distribution."
These days it's rare for a widow to qualify, but the buns are still handed out, and to adults as well.
Cost: Free of Charge
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