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Myths and Legends
Distributing the Tichborne Dole
© Courtesy of Anthony and Catherine Loudon
A bunch of flour

There is a small area of England from which, if you are someone who prefers to bake rather than buy from the baker’s shelves, you can procure your own flour for a year, and it’s free. The only snag is, you have to live in either the village of Tichborne or Cheriton in Hampshire to qualify. How is it that this staple commodity is simply handed out to the villagers on the 25th of March every year? And how did the philanthropic nature of Lady Mabella de Tichborne ensure a close link with the Tichborne community? More...

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1 Tim from Cranborne, Dorset - 16 January 2004
"Theres nothing on Dorset yet? "

2 Sian Westwood from Winchester - 16 January 2004
"I think this is a really good idea for a website but Winchester is a historical local legend city sowhy dont we have aplace on the website? But other than that very good "

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