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Fleggburgh children given penny loaves as time honoured tradition is observed at school

PUBLISHED: 09:30 09 January 2018

Rhys, Cara and Kyron from Fleggburgh Primary School are presented with penny loaves, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years.

Picture: Nick Butcher

Rhys, Cara and Kyron from Fleggburgh Primary School are presented with penny loaves, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A time honoured tradition was observed at a primary school in the borough, as the children became bread-winners for their families.

Children from Fleggburgh Primary School are presented with penny loaves, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years.
The loaves are handed out by Rev Judith Dunkling and David Woollard.
Picture: Nick ButcherChildren from Fleggburgh Primary School are presented with penny loaves, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. The loaves are handed out by Rev Judith Dunkling and David Woollard. Picture: Nick Butcher

The annual Penny Loaves presentation was held at Fleggburgh Primary School on Monday, in a tradition dating back more than 100 years.

The event sees members of the Burgh and Billockby Trustees of the Poor present each child at the school with a loaf of bread - known as penny loaves - and takes place on the first Monday after the Twelfth Night each year.

The loaves were bought by trustees from the Martham Bread and Roll Company, which is now based at Caister Bakery, with around 130 given out to children.

The loaves -which were baked into the shape of hedgehogs - were given out at a special assembly at the school, which saw a short service given by The Rev Judith Dunkling, priest-in-charge of St Margaret’s Church.

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