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SHEEP FAIR OF WEYHILL AND THE GOOSE FAIR, NOTTINGHAM

SHEEP FAIR OF WEYHILL AND THE GOOSE FAIR, NOTTINGHAM

For 400 years the fair at Nottingham has been called the Goose Fair (top). Once the birds were largely bred in the neighbourhood The fair was founded under a charter from Edward I, and lasted a fortnight. Now it is curtailed to three days in October. In 1928 it was decided to remove the site of the fair from the market-place to the Noel Street side of the Forest, since the permanent market was being moved in favour of an open square in front of the new city hall. Below is the sheep fair at Weyhill, near Andover, Hants, once one of the biggest fair in England.

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