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DUNMOW FLITCH TRIALS : SATURDAY 9 JULY 2022

Dunmow Flitch Trials 2020
 

› 2020-22 Roll of Honour

The Dunmow Flitch Trials is an historical event of which this town is rightly proud. However, as anyone who has been involved in organising such events will tell you, it takes an extraordinary amount of time, commitment and money to make it happen.

The Dunmow Flitch Trials Committee would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their support as sponsors and contributors to the Trials:

  • Alloy Fabweld
  • Andrew Lodge of Lodge Coaches - loan of the Oath-taking 'Dray' truck
  • Anglia Fire Protection - fire extinguishers
  • Beresford's - display boards & photocopying
  • Buildtech Heritage of Essex Ltd
  • C. Humphreys - vouchers for flitches or equivalent meat from each
  • Carpet Comfort
  • Chameleon Cafe - prizes for the spot the pig competition
  • Containerlift
  • Daniel Robinson
  • Don's of Dunmow - cash donation
  • Dourdan Twinning Association
  • Dunmow Flower Club - beautifully decorating the marquee, dray & Flitch of Bacon
  • Dunmow Museum - looking after the Flitch artefacts
  • Dunmow Rotary Club - acting as Court Bailiffs & a generous cash donation
  • Dunmow Round Table - supplying road management & the beer tent
  • Dunmow Tennis Club - loaning their club house
  • Dunmow Town Band - entertaining visitors
  • Dunmow U3A
  • Elevate Construction - sponsoring St John's Ambulance
  • ESL - providing Stage & Lighting
  • Flitch Travel - selling tickets
  • Flitch Trials Minstrels (Tamzin, Carwyn, Fran & Seb) - fanfare and ancient music
  • Foort Taylor Solicitors
  • Fuchsia Exhibition Services - supplying carpet, bunting & flag poles
  • Gates of Harlow FordStore - cash donation
  • Graham Barker
  • Great Dunmow Town Council - generous cash donations
  • Great Garnett's - providing a Flitch for display around town
  • Happy Tails Pet Supplies
  • Irene Walker - catering services to the Committee
  • Jackie Martin and Jenny Poulton for their work on the 2020 Committee
  • Jacks of Dunmow
  • Jody Huizar & Ross Karklins - brilliantly organising the Flitch Bearers
  • Kathleen, Jackie and Charlotte from Dunmow Post Box Toppers
  • Keith Bird (local artist) - painting scenes of the Dunmow Flitch Trials and featuring in his works
  • Market Place Dental Practice
  • Martin Sycamore - loan of 2 vans
  • Maureen Corder at The Hat Lady - the Maidens' hats
  • Mel Inwood Dunmow Day Centre - providing food
  • Mike Perry - taking the official photographs
  • Mullucks Wells - sponsoring the chairs
  • Multitech Site Services
  • Old Park Meadow
  • P & A Wood - cash donation
  • Paddan Architectural, Civil & Structural Design
  • Palmer & Martin - loan of 2 vans
  • Perkins Garage
  • Peter Noble & Laura Alexandra - compering in the arena
  • Priors Hall Farm - vouchers for a Flitch
  • Richard Harris - services as Town Crier
  • Roger Hockley - hosting our container
  • Ropers & Yogi Pharmacists
  • RTTec
  • Scarlett & Stone
  • Specsavers Dunmow
  • St Mary's Church - loan of props
  • Stage Door Videos
  • Stansted Airport Community Trust
  • Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund
  • Station Coach Works
  • Steeles Butchers - 2 vouchers for a Flitch
  • Take Note Essex Concert Band - entertaining visitors
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Boar's Head
  • The Flitch House - 5 bottles of champagne
  • The Rose Garden - planters outside the marquee
  • The Saracens Head - use of their meeting room
  • The Starr - displaying the Flitch banner
  • The WOW Awards
  • Tracey Denman - making the Flitch Minstrels' costumes
  • UDC Leisure & Cultural
  • Wardrobe Fashion Boutique
Art Competition
  • Feast 21 Restaurant - hosting the art exhibition & providing prizes
  • Daniel Brewer Estate Agents - providing the trophies
  • Terry Bryant - Chief Judge
  • Andrea Hepworth - Judge

› Timetable for Trials Day 2022

Morning

  • 10:00 Procession departs from Saracens Head (along Stortford Road to Talberds Ley and Trials marquee)
  • 10:15 Procession arrives at the Trials marquee (Talberds Ley)
  • 10:30 Trial one starts
  • 11:15 Jury retire - interval (15 mins)
  • 11:45 Trial ends, procession leaves Trials marquee for Oath Taking (along Stortford Road to Market Place)
  • 12.00 Oath Taking ceremony commences (Market Place)
  • 12.00 Events on the field begin

Afternoon

  • 13:30 Procession departs from Saracens Head (along Stortford Road to Talberds Ley and Trials marquee)
  • 13:45 Procession arrives at the Trials marquee (Talberds Ley)
  • 14:00 Trial two starts
  • 14:45 Jury retire - interval (15 mins)
  • 15:15 Trial three starts
  • 16:00 Jury retire - interval (15 mins)
  • 16:30 Trial ends, procession leaves Trials marquee for Oath Taking (along Stortford Road to Market Place)
  • 16.45 Oath Taking ceremony commences (Market Place)
  • 17:00 Events on the field close

Evening

  • 18:30 Procession departs from Saracens Head (along Stortford Road to Talberds Ley and Trials marquee)
  • 18:45 Procession arrives at the Trials marquee (Talberds Ley)
  • 19:00 Trial four starts
  • 19:45 Jury retire - interval (15 mins)
  • 20:15 Trial five starts
  • 21:00 Jury retire - interval (15 mins)
  • 21:30 Trial ends, procession leaves Trials marquee for Oath Taking (along Stortford Road to Market Place)
  • 21.45 Oath Taking ceremony commences (Market Place)

For more information, please send an email to: info@dunmowflitchtrials.co.uk

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The Dunmow Flitch Song
A group from Frome called the Bad Detectives felt inspired to write a song about the Dunmow Flitch for the 2008 Trials which is now available as an MP3:
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