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Crowds flock to Stow Fair
A BIG crowd of gipsies and travellers descended on Stow for the twice-yearly horse fair - in what could be the last event in its current home.
The sun shone as punters came to buy the selling horses, munch on hot dogs and enjoyed the many market stalls as well as catching up with old friends at the event today.
Field owner Walter Henry said it all went off without a hitch.
“There wasn’t a bit of trouble, everything went lovely, everything was beautiful,” he said. “It was very busy, there was a lot of people here today. There was a big crowd.”
It could be the last time the fair is held in the field near Maugersbury Road after developer JRN properties Ltd announced its plans to build a doctors surgery, five houses and 300-space car park.
Contracts have been exchanged for the purchase of the field, but the move is subject to gaining planning permission from Cotswold District Council (CDC).
The bi-annual Stow Fair has been held in the field in May and October since 1990.
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