|Where:||Bourne, Lincs at the corner of Eastgate and Spalding Road|
|When:||A Monday late in April|
Bourne in Lincolnshire is the setting for an unusual property auction in April each year. Whitebread Meadow is a small pasture and an auction is held for its grazing rights according to the terms of Matthew William Clay’s will of 1742 – while the bidding takes place two children race over a 200-yard course and the last bid made before the winning child returns is the succesful one. Formerly the funds were used to buy loaves for distribution to the poor but nowadays the cash is given to local charities. Expect entertainments like morris dancing from local side Bourne Borderers.
It’s usually held on the last Monday in April (it moves a week either forward or back if the last Monday falls on a Bank Holiday).
In 2017 it takes place on Monday April 24th.
Click here for the Bourne Borderers’ website : http://www.bourneborderers.co.uk
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