BEDWORTH BUN DAY WARWICKSHIRE UK
Bedworth Bun Day. The Nicholas Chamberlaine's Legacy. High Sheriff Janet Bell Smith giving out buns.
Nicholas Chamberlaine was the local landowner and rector at Bedworth Warwickshire for over fifty year. On 24th June, 1715, Chamberlaine signed his will making provision for the people of Bedworth. He provided funds for the building of two schools and for Almshouses, he died three weeks later, on the 14th July, aged eighty-three. Founders Day is still celebrated annually, though it has evolved over the years and is now often referred to as Bun Day because the local schoolchildren are each given a current bun at the special service of hymns and prayers. Four Church of England schools take part, roughly 800 children. The buns are distributed on the lawn in front of the Almshouses by local dignitaries