Dunmow Flitch trials 2020
Date(s) - 11/07/2020
Talberds Ley, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DG
The Dunmow Flitch Trials date back to 1104 and are unique in the world as far as we know.
The next Dunmow Flitch Trials will be held on the 11th July 2020 in Great Dunmow.
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, Essex, England. The town is located north-east of London, just off the A120 between the M11 at Stansted Airport and Colchester: view a map
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 our website, then come and watch the trials.
Event Contact Information
Website Address: www.dunmowflitchtrils co.uk
Contact Telephone Number: 01371875216