Great Dunmow, Essex, 09/07/2016
The Dunmow Flitch Trials exists to award a flitch of bacon to married couples from anywhere in the world, if they can satisfy the Judge and Jury of 6 maidens and 6 bachelors that in 'twelvemonth and a day', they have 'not wisht themselves unmarried again'.
A reference to The Dunmow Flitch can even be found in The Wife of Bath's Tale within Chaucer's 14th century Canterbury Tales.
The Flitch Trials are held every 4 years in Great Dunmow, Essex, England.
Pictured are Ralph, 62 and Helen White, 57 from Tottenham, the first couple to go to trial and win a Flitch of Bacon
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY