Is Wickham Horse Fair on this year?
We are issuing a reminder that this year’s Wickham Horse Fair has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. In order to help keep each other safe and prevent the spread of coronavirus, the difficult decision was made to cancel the fair earlier this year.
What is Wickham Horse Fair?
Romany Heritage. Wickham Horse Fair is an annual event held on 20 May.
When did Wickham Horse Fair Start?
Wickham Horse Fair dates back to the 13th Century.
Will Appleby Horse Fair be Cancelled 2021?
Due to coronavirus restrictions, the horse fair’s usual June dates in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled and instead it is this year scheduled to take place from Thursday, August 12 to Sunday, August 15. …
Will Wickham Festival go ahead?
Wickham Festival 2021 To Go-Ahead As Planned! The Government have announced their intention to allow large gatherings including music festivals to be staged without restrictions from June 21st onwards. This means our Wickham Festival in August can go-ahead as planned.
Who is playing at Wickham Festival 2021?
2021 line-up below, 2022 line-up to follow
- Van Morrison. saturday.
- Deacon Blue. saturday.
- Fairport Convention. sunday.
- The SAS Band – Spike’s All-Stars. thursday.
- Nick Lowe. saturday.
- The South. sunday.
- Capercaillie. friday.
- Moya Brennan. saturday.
Is Appleby Horse Fair banned?
The fair usually attracts thousands of Gypsies and travellers during the first week of June but has been postponed until August due to the pandemic. Police said a “significant number” of people had arrived and warned that gatherings of more than 30 are banned.
When did Wickham Horse Fair start and end?
The event, a highlight in the horse-riding calendar, drew crowds of more than 1,000 near Fareham yesterday. Traveller families are believed to have started to gather for the Wickham Horse Fair since 1269 – with yesterday no different as hundreds of men, women and children flocked to the square.
Where is the horse fair in Fareham Hampshire?
The event is a highlight in the horse-riding calendar, with more than 1,000 people descending on the fair near Fareham BRIGHT and bold crowds of travellers have descended on Wickham for the annual horse fair. The event, a highlight in the horse-riding calendar, drew crowds of more than 1,000 near Fareham yesterday.
Who is the superintendent of Wickham Horse Fair?
Superintendent Alison Heydari said: “Wickham Horse Fair is steeped in history, and once again, thousands of visitors are expected to attend. “Anyone planning to attend should make sure they are aware of the road closure and the parking arrangements before they start their journeys.
Why did the travellers come to the horse fair?
The horse fair is a historic event and is one of the main horse events in the travellers’ calendars A small pony was among those that had been taken to the event – where travellers traditionally buy and sell as well as race horses Traveller families are thought to have began gathering at Wickham Horse Fair since 1269 – over 750 years