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Thread #41454   Message #3734565
Posted By: MGM·Lion
01-Sep-15 - 03:43 AM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: Yarmouth Town
Subject: RE: ADD/Origins: Yarmouth Town
Fakenham is indeed a real place -- once voted 'the most boring place on Earth', according to Wikipedia. But Wiki does not mention any tradition of a fair being held there [the nearest is a recently established monthly Farmers' Market]; tho the song surely implies a traditional fair being held there? The name, tho, does possibly derive from Saxon for "fair place"; 'fair' in a different sense, obviously.

Semantic confusion all around, eh!