The popular Alnwick Fair was always full of colour, energy, laughter, music, dance ... and water!
The popular Alnwick Fair was always full of colour, energy, laughter, music, dance ... and water!

Fair queens, ducking wenches and fancy dress … 40 reminders of Alnwick Fair

Alnwick Fair was the highlight of the social calendar in the Northumberland market town.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 11:39 pm
Updated Sunday, 27th June 2021, 12:03 am

The annual costumed event was held this week every summer from 1969 to 2007, when it sadly bade farewell. Over the years, it drew in large crowds to watch the parades, the crowning of the fair queen, the ‘Militia’ ducking wenches in the Market Place, strongman competition and all manner of fun and games, recreating the medieval trading and agricultural fairs. Here are some reminders of those great times.

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