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Fleggburgh children earn crust

PUBLISHED: 19:19 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:53 03 July 2010

Fleggburgh children receive a loaf of bread for free

Fleggburgh children receive a loaf of bread for free

IT'S said you have to earn a crust, but one group of children received a loaf of bread for free in an ancient custom that dates back to Tudor times.

Children in the villages of Fleggburgh, Billockby and Clippesby have been given a loaf each new year since at least 1527.

IT'S said you have to earn a crust, but one group of children received a loaf of bread for free in an ancient custom that dates back to Tudor times.

Children in the villages of Fleggburgh, Billockby and Clippesby have been given a loaf each new year since at least 1527.

The tradition is connected to a trust fund generated by Penny Loaf Field, opposite Fleggburgh Primary School.

The loaves were handed out to the children, by Dave Woollard who is a trustee of the fund. The Rev Graham Steel explained the custom to the children.

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