Who was St Swithun?
Saint Swithun was a bishop in Saxon times. He was born in 800 AD in Wessex, the South West of England. He was famous for giving gifts to others and for building churches. He is also know for building a stone bridge over the River Itchen in Winchester, to help the poor cross the river to sell their wares in the city. Linked to this is the only known miracle during his lifetime.
A woman was crossing a bridge when she dropped her basket of eggs, breaking them all. Her crying was said to be heard by St Swithun who immediately repaired the eggs!