Dunmow, located in Essex, is also known as Great Dunmow. It is situated on the site of an original Roman Settlement. During the Middle Ages, the town was quite prosperous and there are numerous buildings from this time period that have survived, including a town hall that dates back to the 16th Century. The town is most well known for the Flitch Trials that are held every four years. During the event, a dozen bachelors and maidens must convince a jury that they have never wished to be unwed. The couple that is most successful receives a flitch of bacon and is paraded through town. Although the custom itself is quite ancient, it has certainly drawn attention to the town.
The English town of Dunmow is located within the district of Uttlesford and it is located within the area that is known as Essex. The town of Dunmow was originally the site for a Roman settlement that was located on Stane Street. The town of Dunmow thrived during the time of the Middle Ages. There are a lot of buildings that have survived from the Middle Ages and this includes a town hall that dates back to the sixteenth century.
The town of Dunmow is famous for its ritual that happened every four years and this is known as the Flitch Trials. This trial involves couples trying to convince a jury that is made up of six local maidens and six local bachelors that they have never wished themselves un-wed for a year and a day.
If the couples are successful they parade through the High Street and receive a reward to a flitch of bacon. The last flitch festival trails were held during summer 2008 and the next one is scheduled for 2012.
The town of Dunmow was home to the Emmerdale Farm actor that is known as Toke Townley. The town of Dunmow is located about eight miles from the railway station at Baintree and about nine miles from the railway station of Bishops Stortford. The town of Dunmow is located about six miles from the airport at Stanstead and it is also close to the M11 Motorway. There are a number of public houses within the town and there are also a vast number of restaurants within the town.