The Cheam Charter Fair is back this weekend for its 760th year – and here’s what is involved.

Thought to date back to the time when Henry III granted Cheam a charter, making it a town, some firm historical records suggest the Cheam Charter Fair has been in existence since the 1800s.

But businesses and organisations are encouraged to get together and “show the local community what they have to offer” when it returns on May 18.

There will be more than 70 stalls – including craft stalls, charities, competitions and activities for children as well.

There’s also a week of events which include the opening of Nonsuch Mansion and the Lumley Chapel, while Whitehall Museum will be hosting its own craft fair and activities too.

It’s expected that the Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Steve Cook, will be leading a procession alongside St Dunstan’s School Choir at 9am to officially open this year’s Cheam Charter Fair.

The fair will be located in Park Road, Cheam Village, and is being sponsored this year by several businesses.

These include Smith and Byford, THP Accounting, Ye Olde Red Lion and Chatsworth Studio.

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