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Our Market, Our Fair

Market 800 is a partnership project between Leicestershire County Council and Charnwood Borough Council, with Loughborough Local Studies Volunteers leading on the historical research to bring historical records and local memories together in an exhibition at Charnwood Museum and Loughborough Library.

‘Our Market, Our Fair’ seeks to engage with local people to gather memories from the Fair and add this very personal side of history to the exhibition.

Loughborough Fair was due to take place from 11th – 14th November in 2020, though it has sadly been cancelled due to covid, but this hasn’t hampered spirits and we’re still asking local people to share their fair memories, pictures, films and memorabilia. Some may be included in the exhibition, but all will form part of an important archive.

The team want to capture as may memories as possible to share in the exhibition, as well as using them to create a community film, add to the East Midlands Oral History Archive and catalogue in the archives at the Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

So, we’d love to hear from people of all ages who have memories of the fair – whether from many years back or much more recently. No memory is too small or insignificant for inclusion, as we are hoping to include as much of the sights’ sounds and smells of the fair as we can.

There will also be a similar appeal in the new years for connections to, and memories of, Loughborough’s historic market. So stay tuned!

Anyone who would like to get involved and share their unique connections to Loughborough Fair is asked to get in touch by emailing or call Louise on 0116 305 5194

We look forward to hearing from you.

To view the leaflet, please click here