Tuppenny Starvers are large fruit buns distributed every Easter Tuesday. <br />
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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.<br />
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Tuppenny Starvers, were originally distributed to the choir boys on the Tuesday after Easter as a special treat, perhaps a ‘thank you’ for attending all the Easter services. The sticky spicy large fruit buns made with Levant flour, to make white bread were twice the size of the more common penny buns. <br />
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In 1974 the Reverend Jones gave out 80 specially backed Tuppenny Starvers to children and locals members of the church congregation who had attend the annual celebration at St Michael-on-the-Mount Without Bristol. The odd name of the church derives from being “Without”, outside of the city wall. Unfortunately the church a grade II listed building is no longer in use and is currently on the Building at Risk Register. The customs has thus evolved into the Bun Festival, which is held at the local school. Although not open to the general public, the tradition still continues.
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 attending all the Easter services. The sticky spicy large fruit buns made with Levant flour, to make white bread were twice the size of the more common penny buns.

In 1974 the Reverend Jones gave out 80 specially backed Tuppenny Starvers to children and locals members of the church congregation who had attend the annual celebration at St Michael-on-the-Mount Without Bristol. The odd name of the church derives from being “Without”, outside of the city wall. Unfortunately the church a grade II listed building is no longer in use and is currently on the Building at Risk Register. The customs has thus evolved into the Bun Festival, which is held at the local school. Although not open to the general public, the tradition still continues.

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