All Saints Church & The Holbeach Gamblers

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: All Saints Church & The Holbeach Gamblers
    All Saints Church in Holbeach dates from the early 14th century and incorporates parts of the ruined of the 13th century castle of Thomas de Moulton. The church was extensively renovated between 1879 and 1882.

    The church had an associated hospital which was on the site of the Chequers Inn.

    The three gamblers that broke into the church are sometimes referred to as the Holbeach Revellers or Holbeach Rangers.

    Depending upon the version of the story, the revellers either played cards on the coffin of their friend or on the altar.