600 year old Camberwell Fair closed down due to gentrification - in 1855

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Interesting parallels with today here:

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    Project explores history of Camberwell Fair shut down in 1855 for 'immoral and riotous behaviour' - Southwark News
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    you'll never guess what happened to the may fair
     
  3. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    And just look at the whiskers on those incomers.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And their fixed wheel bikes!
     
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  5. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    "In 1857, enterprising landowners fenced off the green and sold tickets to the well-heeled for what they promised would be an authentic luxury Camberwell Fair experience, presented in partnership with sponsor McGillicuddy's Rheumatism Ointment and other selected brands. What followed came to be known as the First Camberwell Riot..."
     
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