Magicians, Dogems & Dizzying Waltzes: The origins of Hereford’s May Fair

Abie Danter, chairman of the South Wales and Northern Ireland section of The Showman’s Guild at Hereford’s May Fair, explains how the May Fair has changed over time. In this short clip, we learn a little about the history of the Fair, how it started and its primary purpose – which is so different from today. The Fair was then, and still is, however, a social event – this years Fair being no exception! It’s fascinating to learn how it all started and Danter’s  historical account sheds some much needed light on this.