Carlow's Charity WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK
Carlow's Charity Woodbridge Suffolk.1975
The Revd Canon Rowlands, accompanied by Churchwardens, Mr George Thacker (L)and Dr Hugh Porter (R),the Server is Mr Alec Grayston. Loafs of bread are distributed to those pensioners who qualify from a table set up in a back yard of the Bull Hotel. This is the site of Carlow's Tomb.
George Carlow, who died in 1738, was a member of a religious sect called 'Separate Congregation', one of whose beliefs was that Saturday should be kept as the Sabbath. Before he died, Carlow had a vault built in the garden of his house, on which was inscribed :
Weep for me dear friend no more for I am gone a little before.But by a lite of pity prepare yourself to follow me. Good friends for Jesus sake forbear To move the dust entombed here.
Blessed be he that spares these stones. Cursed be he that moves my bones. Twenty shillings worth of bread to be given on this stone to the poor of the town on the second of February forever.