Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England 7th March 2015. Hercules Clay Penny Loaf Day, Stephen Morris the Rector of St Mary Magdalene Church with twelve 'Penny' loafs, cling-filmed on a silver platter. Hercules Clay was a wealthy cloth merchant who was a former Newark businessman and in 1644 Royalist Mayor of the town during the English Civil War. For three nights in a row he dreamt his house was burning down, he took this as an omen, moving out just before the house was indeed damaged by a...
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