Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bring back the Tonbridge Fair on October 12th....

On a table in the front of an 1840s map of Kent I've just looked at it shows the various towns' market days and fair days. It seems that Tonbridge, obviously spelt "Tunbridge" on this map, had markets on Fridays and a fair on October 12th. I wonder what these long forgotten fairs were like, surely nothing like the carnivals and fetes we now look upon every Summer. I'd love to be transported back in time to those traditional times (only for a couple of days though mind; I couldn't do without me laptop and flat screen TV for too long!)

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