A modern twist at historic Michaelmas Fair
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The historic Michaelmas Fair was held in St Ives on Monday.
In-keeping with hundreds of years of tradition, the mayor, Councillor Ian Jackson, handed out newly minted coins to children to mark the occasion.
But the festivities took on a more modern angle as councillors then joined children from a ride on the dodgems.
Assistant the mayor on the day was Christian Somogyi, mayor of St Ives’ twin town in Germany, Stadtallendorf.
Cllr Jackson said: “There has been a regular fair in St Ives of some kind since 1110 when Henry I granted a charter to the Abbot of Ramsey to hold a fair at Easter.
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“The Michaelmas Fair is not quite that old and the right to hold the fair dates from a charter granted in the middle of the fourteenth century.”
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