Hungerford loses it orangeman in sudden death

on 17 March 2017.

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Hungerford is in shock after the sudden death on 28th February, of Paul Lewington. As the town's Tutti Day Orangeman since 2003, Mr Lewington's ceremonial duties for the Town and Manor of Hungerford was that of bodyguard to the Tuttimen as they went around town collecting their penny tithes from the commoners on Tutti Day. It was a tradition he inherited from his uncle Bob Lewington, who performed the ceremonial duty on behalf of the Town and Manor for twenty five years.

Established in the 14th Century, the Town and Manor exists to protect is considerable estate of over 300 acres of permanent grassland, four and a half miles of chalk stream, 3 miles of the Kennet and Avon Canal, the Town Hall and Corn Exchange and the John O' Gaunt public house, named after the fourth son of Edward III who generously granted the fishing and grazing rights to the commoners, rights which are still prized to this day.

The Constable of the Town and Manor, Mrs Ellie Dickens expressed the sadness of a life cut short. 'All the commoners and the trustees of the Town and Manor of Hungerford will miss this good man. His passing was very sudden and a great shock to us all.'

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