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Centuries old Whitebread Meadow auction in Bourne features dragon slaying and morris dancing

A centuries old tradition raised a record £380 for charities in Bourne.

The 277th annual Whitebread Meadow auction took place on Monday. watched by more than 100 people, who also enjoyed some morris dancing and a play.

The custom arises from the terms of Matthew William Clay’s will of 1742, with the grazing rights ofa 1.25 acre field being let every year to the highest bidder of an auction.

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