Goffod originates from Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. Melton Mowbray is home to a rare example of early town government. The Melton Mowbray Town Estate was founded at the time of the Reformation in 1549, when two townsfolk sold silver and plates seized from the church and bought land to be held in trust for all inhabitants.
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Melton Mowbray is home of the pork pie and stilton cheese a couple of our most loved national foods. Dickinson & Morris has been baking Melton Mowbray Pork Pies since 1851 and is the oldest remaining bakers of the authentic Pork Pie in the town centre today.
Melton Mowbray is also deeply known for fox hunting, once known as the ‘Capital of Fox hunting’. For nearly 350 years, the pastures of Leicestershire and the neighbouring counties have been home to the most famous names in hunting: the Belvoir, the Cottesmore, the Quorn and more recently the Fernie and the Atherstone Hunts.
Melton Mowbray is famous for its paint the town red event every year. This originated from a wealthy British original aristocrat who was the Marquis of Waterford. One popular rumour in 1830s Britain was that Beresford was the man behind “Spring-Heeled Jack”, the notorious troublemaker who was suspected of being the semi mythical Victorian focal figure. He ran riot with his friends and literally painted the town red, the party grabbed some red paint and smeared it on every front door along the high street. There is now a free, family-friendly, one-day event every year celebrating Melton Mowbray’s rich heritage of farming, country pursuits and fine food.
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