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Mayor Leonard D. V. Wordingham and lady mayoress ride the dodgem cars at the Reach Fair

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Mayor Leonard D. V. Wordingham and lady mayoress ride the dodgem cars at the Reach Fair

Mayor Leonard D. V. Wordingham and lady mayoress ride the dodgem cars at the Reach Fair, May 18th 1959
In 1201 King John granted a charter for the holding of a fair in Reach. It was originally to be held on Rogation Monday but has since been changed to the early May Bank Holiday. According to original custom, it is opened by the Mayor of Cambridge accompanied by the Aldermen in full regalia

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Cambridge News
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Reach
Cambridgeshire
England

Media ID 21815042

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1959 Anglia Cambridgeshire Customs Dodgem Cars Fair Fairground Fairs And Fairground Rides Fifties Funfair


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Mayor Leonard D. V. Wordingham and lady mayoress embrace the spirit of fun at the Reach Fair, May 18th 1959. This print captures a moment of pure joy as the esteemed Mayor of Cambridge and his elegant wife take a thrilling ride on the dodgem cars. Steeped in history, Reach Fair dates back to King John's charter in 1201, making it an event that has stood the test of time for over eight centuries. Originally held on Rogation Monday, this beloved fair now takes place on the early May Bank Holiday, attracting locals and visitors alike from all corners of Cambridgeshire. As tradition dictates, Mayor Leonard D. V. Wordingham proudly leads the opening ceremony accompanied by distinguished Aldermen adorned in their magnificent regalia. The fairgrounds come alive with laughter and excitement as families indulge in timeless entertainment amidst a backdrop of vibrant fifties' nostalgia. This enchanting image not only showcases the enduring customs and traditions cherished by communities across England but also highlights how fairs like these have always been synonymous with happiness and merriment throughout history. Step back into a bygone era with this remarkable photograph from Memory Lane Prints – an exquisite reminder that even those who hold great responsibility can find delight in simple pleasures.

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