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Chapter 45 - Currant Bun - Sun

When I was a choirboy the vicar was Father Roll, strange name, strange bloke.

It’s strange because hot cross buns were around when they started working out those earlier cockney rhymes, as they date back to the 14th Century when a St Albans monk living in a monastery somewhere up the A1 in Hertfordshire, having nothing much better to do other than making and drinking copious vats of wine, added cinnamon to ordinary buns, something that gave them a religious slant that has remained to this day as part of our Easter celebrations. Yes, and you thought hot cross buns were invented by supermarkets and only wandered around in packs of six.

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