Written by John Mathews, a superb artist and folk club friend from long ago, about the last ‘Medieval’ fair held in 1976 at Barsham, on the Norfolk and Suffolk border. I added the traditional tune ‘Nantwich Fair’ at the end. I wish I knew the names of the two musicians at Barsham and that of the photographer, and where they are now. In fact I wish I knew where all my old friends are. They’re still in their late teens and early twenties. It’s only me who’s 72.
Kim wrote: I remember the pink policemen running around the campsite, telling people off for having a good time. They were hilarious.
The 1st & 2nd photographs are from the FairsArchive where you’ll find lots more and all the information about the East Anglian fairs.