ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE
Tuppenny Starvers St Michael on the Mount Without church, Bristol
Tuppenny Starvers are large fruit buns distributed every Easter Tuesday.
Like many other charity or doles in this volume the practice of giving was funded from a bequest, in this case dating to 1739. In 1748 parishioners Mary and Peter Davis left a further bequest to support the tradition's continuance.
Tuppenny Starvers, were originally distributed to the choir boys on the Tuesday after Easter as a special treat, perhaps a ‘thank you’ for...