Common Councillor Matthew Bell lives in Cloth Fair, and campaigned successfully for Bartholomew Fair to be re-staged this year. In the City Courant he provides a brief history of the Fair since its foundation in 1133.
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Bartholomew Fair reference
- Bartholomew Fair – Wikipedia
- Bartholomew Fair – British History Online
- Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair – book by Henry Morley 1859
- Bartholomew the Apostle – Wikipedia
Re-staging Bartholomew Fair in the year of Barts 900
- Articles in the EC1 Echo June 2022 – Matthew Bell and David Wilcox propose re-staging Bartholomew Fair
- City Corporation announces Bartholomew Fair 2023 – news release
- Barts 900 – 2023 is the anniversary of the founding of the Priory Church and Hospital
- Bartholomew Fair 2023 – official programme
Articles about Bartholomew Fair – and others
- Bartholomew Fair – Know your London
- The Rise and Fall of the Charter Fair – Rose Staveley-Wadham includes reference to re-staging in 1923
- Radical commentary on Bartholomew Fair – London Radical Histories
- ‘This Parliament of Monsters’: London’s spectacular fairs – Richard Barnett
How an article in the ECI Echo led to Bartholomew Fair 2023
Matthew promoted the idea of re-staging the Fair in the EC1 Echo in June 2022, together with suggestions from David Wilcox on how digital technology could enhance its appeal. You can read about that here.