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SOU I H-WALES -11DE TABLE,…

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I The Man About Town.-

ITODAY'S WEATHER, 4.30 P.M.

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LOCAL AMUSEMENTS.

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A CURIOUS CUSTOM,I

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A CURIOUS CUSTOM, I A curious custom was observed at Leighton I Buszard yesterday in accordance with the will of Mr Edward Wilkes, a London merohant, who died in 1646, and was the founder of ten alms- houses and the over of other public benefactions. The trustees of the charity annually, on Rogation Monday, meet in the morning, and, accompanied by the town crier and a band of boys carrying green boughs, beat the boundaries of the parish at various points, on their way halting at the various properties from which the Almshouse Endowment Fund is derived, and at these spots, as required by the eccentric founder, the will of Mr Wilkes is read while one of the boys stands on his head. The perambulation over, plum rolls are given to the boys. Until recent years these rolls, with a half-pint of beer to each recipient, used to be given in front of the chief hotel in the town, but the beer is now dispensed with and additional rolls are Riven, these being sent to the children in all the schools of the town. The trustees of the charity, the widow oooupants of the almshouses, and the town crier in the evening dine together. A special sum is set apart to ensure that a sermon in memoty of Mr Wilkes is preaohed by the vicar in the parish church each year.

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