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Bartholomew Fair and Cloth Fair

Bartholomew Fair was first staged in 1133 by the Priory Church of St Bartholomew to to support what became Barts Hospital. It was shut down by the City Corporation in 1855, and restaged by the hospital in 1923 and 1973. In 2023 the Corporation staged a City-wide event over three weeks, prompted by ideas from councillor Matthew Bell, supported by David Wilcox, in the EC1 Echo.

Matthew, together with other councillors, St Bartholomew the Great and residents developed a local Cloth Fair with a traditional opening by the Lord Mayor.

Bartholomew Fair and Cloth Fair 2023

History of Bartholomew Fair

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