Saturday 9 July 2022
only 6 days to go


We need more volunteers to help organise the trials. If you are interested, please contact us (don't worry if you've not done this sort of thing before or don't want a lot of responsibility, we need all sorts of help, even if only on the day).

› Become a Friend of the Flitch Trials

As a Friend of the Flitch Trials, you will be helping to secure the future of this unique and ancient tradition. Every 4 years, the cost and complexity of putting on the Flitch Trials increases. With your support we can increase the network of people interested in preserving the custom and developing the event to ensure the Flitch Trials continues to be a mainstay on the town's event calendar.

The cost of becoming a Friend is only £10.

In addition to helping secure the future of the Trials, as a Friend you'll receive:

  • A souvenir programme
  • Priority purchase of Trial tickets
  • Updates on Flitch news and events
  • The pleasure of supporting the ongoing future of our Ancient and Unique English Custom

To register as a Friend, please download and print the Friend's Application Form and return your completed form, together with a cheque, to the treasurer (detailed instructions are printed on the form).

› Become a Sponsor

The Flitch Trials are organised by a team of volunteers and we rely entirely on sponsorship and advertising in our programme for funds to stage this event. Any surplus is distributed to local charities and organizations after each event.

If you would like to sponsor a particular aspect of the Trials, or just give a cash donation, please contact us.

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Claim the Bacon
The application process for happily married couples wishing to claim a Flitch usually opens in September prior to the Trials and closes on Valentines Day of Trials year. Applications for the 2022 Trials are now closed, but any enthusiastic couples can email us to register their interest and be notified when the applications open again.
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