Mitcham Fair

Mitcham Fair

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Partial / Incomplete Date C.1900
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Events_​Fair_​3-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Mitcham fun fair 1910.
Traditionally held on the 12th,13th and 14th August.
Mitcham fair in the mid – 19th century had much in
common with Greenwich fair,described by
Charles Dickens in “sketches by BOZ”.
Pickled salmon, oysters and gingerbread were
favourite refreshments. Richardson’s travelling
theatre and large dancing booths, now no longer
a feature, were highly popular.

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