Final fair will not be forgotton

PUBLISHED: 18:31 23 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010

Villagers of Burwell held a Medieval-style fair on Saturday to mark the unveiling of a historical plaque in the village. The event, complete with sheep and geese in the pound on Pound Hill, celebrated the 730th anniversary of the date that Burwell was gra

Villagers of Burwell held a Medieval-style fair on Saturday to mark the unveiling of a historical plaque in the village. The event, complete with sheep and geese in the pound on Pound Hill, celebrated the 730th anniversary of the date that Burwell was granted the right to hold a fair on the site.

Members of the village History Society, backed by the Parish Council, commissioned the plaque to record the time that Pound Hill was the site of the pound which housed stray farm animals in the village and also the location of the annual May fair.

Guest of honour was Mrs Connie Baker, 89, granddaughter of a well known figure in Burwell history, Grannie Doe.

Grannie Doe helped organise the very last village fair on the site.

Unveiling the plaque, Connie said she would never have believed her family's contribution to village life would have been remembered in this way.

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