Mayor opens Mitcham Status Fair
9:00am Saturday 21st August 2010 in News
The Mitcham Status Fair opened last week in traditional fashion.
The annual event – run by the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain since the Queen’s coronation in 1953 – was opened on Thursday by Merton’s new mayor Councillor Oonagh Moulton.
She turned the fair’s famous golden key – blessed by the vicar of St Mark’s Church – at a ceremony attended by three generations from the guild.
The traditional fair runs until Sunday, August 21, on Three Kings Piece, Wimbledon Common.
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