When I was a kid, the fair was the only thing that ever happened in the village where I grew up and, in a way, it still is.
At the beginning of the 19th century, a developer tried to build an estate of houses where the village green and the memorial ground are now. there was a huge campaign to stop him and a big legal case - which was won, because there had been an annual fair on the green since the middle ages.
So, it's probably a good idea to go on doing it.
Starting with a parade through the village. I'm not sure who this was but he was very lively, bouncing around on his stilts;
There was a Town Crier and a steam engine;
And lots of floats full of local kids - the theme of the fair was a
So lots of records and outrageous flairs;
Plenty of silly wigs - this is 'CAST', a dance group;
And lots of smiling kids;
Although I was still fascinated by bouncing man;
There were lots of vintage cars - and the craft tent but I'll put those pictures up tomorrow.
(a don't stop till you drop production)
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