Barnstaple Fair proclamation moves online following cancellation due to Covid pandemic
Posted on 16th September 2020 at 09:38
Today, Wednesday 16th September, would have been the opening of the Barnstaple Fair. This important historic event, steeped in tradition, has been cancelled for the first time in almost 200 years.
Fair Proclamation Ceremony 2020 (left to right:Tommy Charles - Chairman of Showmans Guild, Sonia Charles, Don Gramlich - Senior Beadle, Sue Rennles - Mayoress, Alan Rennles - Mayor, George Lovering - Beadle, Robert Kefford - Vice Chairman of Showman's Guild, Jane Kefford)
Passers by looking at miniature fair display in Green Lanes, kindly donated by George Lovering.
Robert Kefford, Vice Chairman of the Showmans Guild and our Mayor, Cllr Alan Rennles. A small trading stand was set up on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th September 2020, observing the fair charter.
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