SP2970 : Patiently waiting for the action, Kenilworth Horse Fair

taken 3 years ago, near to Ashow, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Patiently waiting for the action, Kenilworth Horse Fair
Patiently waiting for the action, Kenilworth Horse Fair
On the left is a two-wheeled, two-seater gig or buggy, a popular vehicle for driving.
Kenilworth Horse Fair, September 2016
The Horse Fair is a social and business occasion for the traveller community and similar groups. It is held three times a year, on a weekend in April, July and September. It is very much a traveller event - most people who attend the event are travellers / gypsies, and very few members of the general public go along. Riding and driving, buying and selling of horses mainly takes place on the Sunday. These photos were taken on the Saturday afternoon. Next year I will try to get there on the Sunday.

The site is a large field bounded by the Thickthorn estate, the Leamington Road, the A46 dual carriageway and farmland. There is plenty of space for caravans, weekend living, stalls, events and car parking. A development company has an option to buy the land and it is earmarked for development for housing and employment use in the District Local Plan. It is likely to be the next piece of land developed in Kenilworth.

Author: Robin Stott. Many thanks to John Brightley for additional information.
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Saturday, 24 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 September, 2016
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Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
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