Bampton Charter Fair

Useful Links

Fair Book: A recent book about the Fair by a local author is also of interest - details here.

Fair Poem: A poem from a book published in 1908 gives an amusing slant on Bampton and its Charter Fair! - read it here

Fair Pictures: Three paintings by the artist Elizabeth Burnley were presented to Bampton Town Council in 2010. They show images of the Fair in the 1970's. You can view the pictures here.

Fair Videos: A splendid British Pathe newsreel of Bampton Fair 1955 can be viewed here.

*A number of videos about the Fair, its entertainments, and other aspects of the town are available on YouTube - here.

Three interesting copies of press cuttings from 1952/3 Daily telegraph and Western Morning News area can be downloaded here:




Excerpts of interviews at Fair from BBC RADIO DEVON (2013) (Sound files)

BBC Radio devon - John Govier


Humphrey Berridge



Jack the Saxophonist
(aged 12)


Tolly and Tolls

Sherie Webber
and Rupert White




Imperial War Museums have a surprising collection of relevant photos.

Calendar Customs and Local Traditions