Back in Time: All the fun of the fair comes to Kingsbury

Kingsbury fair, Aylesbury, 1900
Kingsbury fair, Aylesbury, 1900

On 27 September 1902 the first Michaelmas Fair took place in Aylesbury town centre.

This fair marked the time of year when the seasons changed from summer to autumn.

Pictured here is one of the various fairgound rides that were in Market Square and Kingsbury.

This roundabout was sited just outside the Red Lion pub (now Fever & Boutique).

There were also many stalls including shooting galleries.

In addition to this there was a horse sale and Messrs Reader & Son conducted a special auction of some Welsh horses.

Visitors came from miles around to take part in this annual event.

The man who took this photograph was Jacob Stopps, a dairy farmer from Holly Green Farm at Bledlow.

How fortunate it was that he had a camera with him because he captured a wonderful scene.