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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Widow's Son

Shot with Olympus E510

The Widow's Son is a pub in East London with one of the more quirky backgrounds that you will find. The story runs that at the start of the 19th century, when this was just a house, a widow had a son in the navy. He was due to return home on Good Friday and asked for his mother to bake some hot cross buns. This she did, but he never came. But never the less each year the woman made a bun ready. When she died they were all found hanging from the ceiling. When a pub was built, they carried on the ceremony; each year a sailor brings another bun. You can see the current buns (sorry!) in the net, and some of the sailors hats on a shelf behind the bar (they leave one each year). Tragically, they only have keg beer, no cask.

Click here for another bun picture and my bun recipe.

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posted by Ham at 00:33 -- Comments here: 1

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Blogger Chuck Pefley said ... (14:53) : 

What a sad but sweet story. Your hot cross buns look good, too. Thanks for the recipe, too. With the whole wheat flour they would be (somewhat) more healthy.


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