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Poster describing Biddenden maids, Kent, England, 1801-1900
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Poster describing Biddenden maids, Kent, England, 1801-1900
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The Biddenden maids, Elisa and Mary Chulkhurst (1100-1134) were conjoined twins named after their home town of Biddenden, in Kent, England. They lived for 34 years joined at their hips and shoulders until they died, six hours apart. The twins are said to have left land to the Church, the rental income from which was to be used to purchase food for the poor to be distributed on Easter Sunday. Souvenir cakes made from plaster and bearing their image were also distributed. Today, cakes are distributed to the elderly on Easter Monday. maker: Thomson, W Place made: Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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