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Tichborne Dole Day

25 March

Held on Lady Day since the 1100s in Tichborne, Hampshire.

The Tichborne family left a bequest for bread to be distributed annually to people in the parish. The Tichborne who made the annuity also warned that if anyone in the family stopped it, doom would come upon them.

In the first half of the 1800s, the family decided to drop the custom, and in 1854 the heir to the baronetcy disappeared altogether and was never found.

The charity has been re-instated.

Today flour is given out instead of bread.

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Oulton, Randal. "Tichborne Dole Day." CooksInfo.com. Published 12 March 2004; revised 24 May 2009. Web. Accessed 03/17/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/tichborne-dole-day>.

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