Staffordshire Savoury Marrow

This is a recipe I found in a fundraising recipe book dating back to celebrate the Queens Silver Jubilee! Please excuse the old measurements.

1 large marrow
1lb cold meat
1oz flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 oz dripping! (or olive oil)
2 oz bacon chopped
1 tsp chopped parsley
2 tomatoes
Cut the marrow about 2 inches from the end and remove all the seed & pulp. Peel the larger part and boil for 5 minutes. Mince the meat and all the ingredients except for the dripping. Moisten with some water and mix well in a bowl. Dry the marrow inside and stuff it with the mixture. Replace the cut off end and tie firmly. Put in a baking dish and bake in a moderate oven (180 or gas 6) for an hour, basting with the dripping. Serve hot with a tomato sauce.
{obviously you can see the age of this recipe, but using mince beef would be fine as would using olive oil instead of the dripping!}