|Where:||Sandwich, Kent at the Hospital of St Bartholomew|
|When:||24th August (unless 24th falls on a weekend - see Helpful Hints)|
|Time:||Service at 11 am, race at noon|
St Bartholomews Day is celebrated in Sandwich by a special service in the chapel of the ancient Hospital of St Bartholomew, followed by a race for children. The youngsters are given currant buns and adults receive a hard St Bart’s Biscuit with the town coat of arms impressed on them. The Hospital is an almshouse for sixteen elderly people, reputedly founded to celebrate a victory over the French.
It takes place on st Bartholomews Day 24th August UNLESS this falls on a weekend. If 24th falls on a Saturday the race takes place on Friday 23rd and if 24th is a Sunday it takes place on Monday 25th instead.
Click here to find out more : http://www.open-sandwich.co.uk/town_history/traditions.htm
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