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130 years of a Mansfield's Good Friday hot cross bun tradition

The annual distribution of hot cross buns to local children by the Old Meeting House in Mansfield will take place tomorrow at the Stockwell Gate entrance to the chapel grounds, at 10am.

The annual tradition which has taken place on Good Friday now for 130 years, dates back to 1894.

It was started after popular Mansfield landlady Mary Mallatratt left a legacy in her will to make it possible and the distribution has taken place ever since. 

Mrs Mallatratt was the landlady of the Blue Boar Hotel in Mansfield Market Place, which is now the Santander Bank.

A small amount of buns will be distributed in usual way but the majority of the donation will go to the Trussell Trust Food Bank.

The food bank donation started during the pandemic.

The Old Meeting House also receive hot cross buns from Morrisons in Mansfield Woodhouse to add to the donation.

Family's with children and people who used to go when they were kids are welcome to go along to the chapel on Good Friday to help keep the tradition alive.

From 11am there will also be a short devotional service in the chapel, followed by refreshments.

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