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Thread #104692   Message #2146611
Posted By: BB
11-Sep-07 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Widecombe Fair / Widdecombe Fair
Subject: Origins: Widecombe Fair
Having seen mention of the song Widecombe Fair in another thread, prompts me to ask this:
Widecombe Fair has been in full swing today, and so was mentioned on our local news, when I found out, to my surprise, that it has only been in existence since 1850. The question therefore is how and when the song came to be written - and for that matter, by whom?

Anyone know?