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Great Dunmow

Dunmow Flitch Trials

The Dunmow Flitch Trials™ exist to award a flitch of bacon to married couples from anywhere in the world, if they can satisfy the Judge and Jury of 6 maidens and 6 bachelors that in 'twelvemonth and a day', they have 'not wished themselves unmarried again'.

Dunmow Flitch Trials
Dunmow Flitch Trials

Time & Location

13 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 22:00

Great Dunmow, Foakes House, 47 Stortford Rd, Great Dunmow, Dunmow CM6 1DG, UK

About the event

The Dunmow Flitch Trials™ exist to award a flitch of bacon to married couples from anywhere in the world, if they can satisfy the Judge and Jury of 6 maidens and 6 bachelors that in 'twelvemonth and a day', they have 'not wisht themselves unmarried again'.

A reference to The Dunmow Flitch can even be found in The Wife of Bath's Tale within Chaucer's 14th century Canterbury Tales.

The Flitch Trials are held every 4 years in Great Dunmow. We must ensure that this unique local tradition continues for hundreds more years. So if you haven't seen or heard of the Dunmow Flitch Trials before, take a browse through this website, then come and watch the trials. Tickets available now at https://www.dunmowflitchtrials.co.uk

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