Martinborough Fair

Stall at the Martinborough Fair

Stall at the Martinborough Fair

Martinborough’s famous fair attracts many thousands of people to the town on the first Saturday of February and March every year. There’s plenty of tat and junk, as in the photo above, but there’s good stuff too – you just have to need it… Liz and I always have a poke around and I like to take a few photos. Some are done surreptitiously, holding my little Canon IXY 800IS down at knee level and hoping for the best – plenty get discarded! It puts an interesting angle on photos and gets natural shots of people who don’t know they are being photographed.

Generations apart

Generations apart

Fair stalls in Jellicoe Street. There are stalls on the three other streets that end up in the Martinborough Square, and the Square itself is chock full of sellers.

Fair stalls in Jellicoe Street around the corner from our house. There are stalls on the three other streets that end up in the Martinborough Square, and the Square itself is chock full.

Mum and daughter

Mum and daughter

 Scotty the butcher (right) is one of Martinborough's characters and every fair he and members of the local rugby club do a great trade selling huge heart-attack level sandwiches. Two fried eggs, steak, bacon and onions between slabs of white toast bread. Not to be missed.

Scotty the butcher of "well-hung meat" fame (right) is one of Martinborough's characters and at every Fair he and members of the local rugby club do a great trade selling heart-attack sandwiches. Two fried eggs, steak, bacon and onions between slabs of white toast bread. Not to be missed.

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No high pressure selling at the Pacifika stall.

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This second-hand bookstall has always been my favourite part of the Fair. Good books and very cheap.

This second-hand bookstall has always been my favourite part of the Fair. Good books and very cheap.

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Staunch

Staunch

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