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The Hereford Mayfair has taken place for over 900 years


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The Hereford Mayfair has taken place for over 900 years!

The first weekend of May is when we usually see all the showman's vehicles pulling up into Hereford.

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Hereford’s Mayfair has been with us since the 12th Century and it was originally known as St Ethelbert’s Fair and started back in 1121 and a street fair has been held in the city ever since. 

Every year the streets are closed off in the city centre and the thrilling rides and stalls with all their lights, music, food and prizes open for this three day annual street extravaganza. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic both The Hereford and Leominster May Fair events for 2020 have been cancelled. 

Will you miss this Hereford tradition?  

Here are some fabulous historic photographs of our Mayfair together with some Pathe film circa 1920-1929

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Billy Stevens Glamour Parade 1955 photograph courtesy of Derek Evans Studio Hereford

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King Street photograph courtesy of P Watts and Old Hereford Pics

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Photograph courtesy of Walter Pritcard and Old Hereford Pics

 

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