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To-day tlie custom known as the "Fiitch of Bacon Trials" takes place at Dunmow. in Essex, two couples having txpressed their intention to enter tho lists- Given fine weather, it is expected that a very large gathering of villagers and visitors will assemble to witness this Essex "eisteùdfod." The custom is a very old one, the records showing that it v.ns in vogue in 1415, when one Richard I Wl'iglt won the flitch of bacon. The "court" did not use to sit every year; at any rate, there are many breaks in the records. It was allowed to fall into abey- ance for about a hundred years, until it I was revived by Mr. Harrison Aiusworth j in 185-j. The jury is composed of young Imen and maidens. Most of the interest! of the proceedings consists in the mock I solemnity of tlic, trials. Would it not be possible to establish something of tlie kind in co:ineotion with the Eisteddfod, or in Cardiff ? It would be an immensely popular institution.

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