The story describes how Elisa and Mary
Chulkhurst who lived in this condition for 34 years, when
one of them died.
The other, refusing, or more likely, it being impossible
for her to be separated from her sisters body, died shortly
Local records show that for over 400 years income gained
from 20 acres of land, Believed to have been bequeathed
by two sisters, and had been used for the benefit of the
poor of the parish.
Once a year Bread and Cheese and are given to local widows
and pensioners at the Old Workhouse,
Biddenden Biscuits, baked from flour and water, are distributed
among the spectators as souvenirs, They bear an effigy of
two female figures whose bodies are joined together at the
hips and shoulders.