Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Ancient Custom

Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Ancient Custom

Sir Benjamin Stone
'Ancient Custom, St Bartholomew's Churchyard: Twenty one aged widows pick up sixpences, under a bequest from the tombstone of the Testator. 1902'
London
1902
Platinum print
Museum no. E.3200-2000

This is a custom that took place annually on Good Friday. Twenty-one elderly widows picked up sixpences from the tomb of the charity's donor and were given a hot-cross bun. Today, children receive buns before the morning service.