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History of the St Lawrence fair
 

The history of the Hurstpierpoint St Lawrence fair is well documented. The fair is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom.  King Edward I granted a charter in 1311 which allowed one fair a year to be held to celebrate St Lawrence, the patron saint of the village.  Historians say that the fair has taken place every year since then breaking only during World Wars I and II.

 

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