The history of Bartholomew Fair

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

Re-staging Bartholomew Fair in the year of Barts 900

Articles about Bartholomew Fair – and others

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.