High jinx at Alnwick Fair ... 48 more pictures

Knights, jesters, bands, parades and ducking wenches – it all happened at Alnwick Fair!

Saturday, 3rd July 2021, 1:58 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd July 2021, 2:43 pm
A gallery of memories from Alnwick Fair
A gallery of memories from Alnwick Fair

To celebrate the town’s most popular event, which would have come to a close this weekend, we have dipped into our archives for another selection of pictures from the past. It ran from 1969 to 2007, when organisers finally called it a day. Take a look at the previous Gazette gallery from Alnwick Fair.

The Militia find another 'wayward wench' for punishment at the 2003 Alnwick Fair!
Traditional folk dancing at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.

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Members of Alnwick Theatre Club join the procession at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
Alnwick Fair Militia in 2003 - nice boys, really!
Lavender girls pictured at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
The organising party and children in fancy dress at the 2007 New Alnwick Fair.
Members of Alnwick Theatre Club in costume for the procession at the 2006 Alnwick Fair.
The Alnwick Fair Militia dish out a ducking punishment in 2006.
Two Fair Queens looking resplendent at Alnwick Fair.
Left, Alnwick Fair Queen and Princess in 1988. Right, ducking a wench in 1985. Picture by Dennis Sisterson
A wench is ducked at the 2007 New Alnwick Fair.
A jester at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
A 'naughty wench' is ducked, while traditional dancers are pictured at the Market Cross, at the New Alnwick Fair in 2007.
Enjoying the show at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
Two pictures from the 2003 Alnwick fair.
Looking great at Alnwick Fair back in 2003.
Catching up at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
Parading at the 2003 Alnwick Fair
Performing on Opening Sunday at Alnwick Fair 2003.
Youngsters having a fantastic time on the slide at the funfair during the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
Shepherd and a well-dress young lady at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
You were never too young to take part in Alnwick Fair. A couple of pictures from 2003.
Happy memories from Alnwick Fair in 2003.
Fantastic costumes at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
A popular performance at Alnwick Fair in 2003.
... someone's not too sure! Alnwick Fair 2003.
Getting a drenching at Alnwick Fair in 2003.
Youngsters join the fun with some splendid costumes in 2003.
Alnwick Fair parade in 2007.
Young performers at the 2006 Alnwick Fair.
Alnwick Fair parade in 2007, the last before the fair finished.
Alnwick Castle join the 2006 parade, complete with Harry Potter!
The parade along Narrowgate for Alnwick Fair in 2006
Dressed for the occasion at Alnwick Fair 2005.
Young performers at the 2005 Alnwick Fair.
Helpers in the Northumberland Hall at the 2005 Alnwick Fair.
A Militia casualty in the ducking pool at the 2005 Alnwick Fair.
The Alnwick Fair Queen 2005, supported by the previous year's incumbent.
The Alnwick Fair parade in 2004.
A victim of the stocks at the 2004 Alnwick Fair.
Frilly frocks at Alnwick Fair in 2005.
Alnwick Fair Queen 2004 Gemma Short.
Kate Jackson, 2005 Fair Queen, and a fair maiden.
Two fairgoers get into the mood at the 2003 Alnwick Fair.
The 2007 Alnwick Fair parade.
Dramatic stilt walkers joined the parade in 2004.
A four-legged friend gets in on the act at the 2004 Alnwick Fair.
A knight bites the dust at the 2004 Alnwick Fair.