LADY ANNE CLIFFORD DOLE CEREMONY CUMBRIA
Brougham, Cumbria England 2nd April 2016.
The Lady Anne Clifford Dole Ceremony takes place at Brougham Castle its the four hundredth anniversary of the dole ceremony.
The Rev Alan Maguire and the Bishop of Carlisle James Newcome take the service
Members of the congregation gather after the service.
Lady Anne is remembered, hymns are sung and prayers said, and a collection is taken for charity so Lady Anne’s original intention is still upheld. Lady Anne Clifford was born in 1590, during the reign of Elizabeth I, eventually inheriting her fathers estates when she was 60 years old. She spent the next 26 years rebuilding churches and castles. Skipton, Pendragon, Appleby, Brough and Brougham Castles were restored to their former glory. As a devout Christian she built and restored churches and almshouses. She finally died on 22 March 1676, when she was 86. She died at Brougham Castle in the room where her father had been born.