Official Opening of Hereford May Fair

May 4th 2.30pm
Hereford Town Centre


The Hereford mayoralty goes back a long way. Wychavon District Council was formed in 1974. I hope we retain the mayor / Chairman tradition. Be nice to think this blog will be around in 600 years, I wonder?

Anyway, I digress, back to the Hereford fair.

After a very nice reception in the mayor’s parlor,

 we processed through the  Hereford Streets,

to the town centre meeting place. Here the mayor, Abie Danter, Chairman of the south Wales and Northern Ireland section of the showman’s guild, and other local dignitaries perform the ceremonial proclamation of the historic St Ethelbert’s fair.

We then toured the fair. Above is The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Sylvia Daniels and family

Some of the ladies, could not resist the jewelery shop

There were lots of the chain gang from South Wales here today. This was Councillor Glyn Jarvis, The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Newport and his magnificent chain and badge of office, which dates back to 1314

Wendy and I had a go on the big wheel and got a wave from Les

Some of the chain gang take a rest

while others ride with us. On the left, Senior Vice President of the showman’s guild David Wallis accompanied by The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Chris Witts

The deputy Mayor Cllr Phill Bettington and consort of Ledbury. Taking me taking you.

Got yer! Les, our chauffeur and a colleague grab a snack.

They tried to get me on here!

and here!

but as you have seen, this is more my style.

The ever popular dodgems. We did try and go on here, but were not quick enough. Never mind, next time 🙂

The afternoon finished with a splendid buffet in the assembly hall at the town hall. A great time was had by all. Many thanks to Hereford and The Showman’s guild.



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