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An annual ceremony since 1841 took place at Margate Town Hall, when Kidman’s Bounty was distributed to 13 elderly Margate widows. Sarah Kidman bequeathed £2,666 13s 4d, the dividends of which should be distributed “equally amongst such poor widows of seafaring persons and other belonging to Margate, of the age of 60 years and upwards.” The 13 recipients this year received £5 each.