Solicitor in Chulmleigh
The remote town of Chulmleigh is found in the north of the Devon county in England and going all the way back to 1253 it has hosted the Chulmleigh Old Fair. The first Chulmleigh Old Fair was granted a Royal Charter to the Town by King Henry III in 1253 and the fair has been held every year since, including during the two world wars.
Without fail, the fair will start at 6.30 pm on the Tuesday that follows the 22nd July and there are several other ongoing traditions that of the fair that take place today. At the opening of the fair, there is a traditional family church service and a crowning ritual. Then, the bells of the St Mary Magdalene’s Church ring out to signify the start of the Old Fair. A speech is made by the designated bell ringer before the bells are rung and the bell ringer displays the white glove that will be later on parade. Next, there is a money scramble event and in the past the coins would be heated until they were very hot. Afterwards, a large white glove will be paraded through the town by the Chief Herald and then displayed from the Town Hall. The glove is meant to symbolise the King’s Gauntlet and thus the town’s connection with the King.
The main day of the Chulmleigh Fair is the Wednesday where there is a country and craft market with over 60 stalls around the streets. On this day there is also a Dog Show, Vintage Vehicles display, flower show and a sheep show. On the Thursday there is a sports day, Friday hosts the horse and antiques show and throughout the week there is the flower festival in the Church and Old Fair exhibition located in the town hall. On the last day of the fair on Saturday there is a fancy dress carnival, dancing and games on Fore Street. The profits from the fair are used to keep any admission charges low and to fund the cash prizes on offer in the events and competitions. Due to this, the Chulmleigh Old Fair is run by a committee of volunteers.
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Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown