Pinner Fair 700 years on

Personally , I’m not a great lover of fairs, however, I do like tradition.

The first Wednesday after the May bank holiday heralds an amazing spectacle and just for one day and for 24 hours, the Fun Fair rolls into the quiet leafy village of Pinner where the massive lorries and rides maneuver themselves to within feet of the shops on both sides of the streets.The street fair dates back to the 14th century when it was given a Royal Charter to enable it to be held at the same time in Pinner each year in perpetuity. If they fail to arrive, the charter fails and they would not be able to come ever again. Somehow, I believe Harrow Council wishes that would happen. Over the last few years, health and safety and security has been high on the agenda and this year was no exception as I noticed cctv overlooking most of the streets and although it rained on the day it didn’t stop thousands of people enjoying themselves.Then at 10.30pm and in a blink of an eye, they had gone, well , for another year. Tradition lives on !!!


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