A Currant Take on Tradition! ANNUAL EVENT: Children Gather at Almshouses for Bun Day
Byline: By Barbara Goulden
HUNDREDS of children crammed into the grounds of Bedworth's picturesque almshouses yesterday to carry on a tradition which has spanned 142 years.
Youngsters from the town's Anglican schools were each given a currant bun in the town's annual Bun Day celebrations.
Under grey skies, about 1,200 children packed into the Almshouses quadrangle to celebrate the generosity of the Rev Nicholas Chamberlaine, who was rector of Bedworth and is accepted as the town's greatest benefactor. He died nearly 300 years ago.
The governors of the Nicholas Chamberlaine charity trusts handed out the buns in a tradition which has carried on every year since 1864.
Walter Jackson, trust spokesman, said: "Mums, dads, grandparents, teachers and the public packed the grounds of the almshouses along with the children."
Children from Canon Maggs, St Michael's, All Saints, and Canon Evans schools took part in the event, parading school banners during a lively open-air service. …