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Tutti women, girls and Orangeman, ready to set off on Tutti Day

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Hocktide & Tutti Day – 25th April – The most important event in the Town & Manor of Hungerford’s calendar, and one of, if not the oldest celebration of its kind still happening in Britain – Hocktide dates back to medieval times. Click here to find out more. 

Freeman’s Marsh Walkabout Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th May 10.30-12.30pm – With Robert James & Sally Wellington. Join our environmental and historical experts to find more about the ecology and diverse history of Freeman’s Marsh. Contact admin@townandmanor.co.uk to book your place.

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News

Paul Lewington, Orangeman at Hocktide Hungerford Town and Manor

Paul Lewington, Orangeman for 23 years, photo by Tony Bartlett

Tutti Day Orangeman Paul Lewington dies suddenly at 52 – We’re all shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Orangeman, Paul Lewington.

“Paul continued the service and tradition from his predecessors Bob Lewington, his uncle, and, before him, Dick Scarlett. 

He was always smartly dressed and carried out his duty with professional dignity as well as a sense of fun.

As Orangeman, he guided the Tuttimen through the town, visiting the commoners, who always offered a drink with a snack before parting with a few pennies to be thrown ‘for the poor’.

The relationship between the Tuttimen and the Orangeman was that of a friend for life. Paul was one friend that all those Tuttimen who served with him, will grieve for such a short life.

All the commoners and the trustees of the Town & Manor of Hungerford will miss this good man.

His passing was very sudden and a great shock to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Ellie Dickins, Constable

Town & Manor of Hungerford Orangemen
Fred Ruddle – the first Orangeman – 1928-47
Dick Scarlet 1948-67
Bob Lewington 1967-1992
Paul Lewington 1993-2016
Jim Scarlet 2017