Heath Common Fair back for summer slot

14th April 2009'Heath Common Fair.''PICTURES BY MATTHEW PAGE
14th April 2009'Heath Common Fair.''PICTURES BY MATTHEW PAGE
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A summer fair will be held on Heath Common for the first time in its history after the traditional Easter show was cancelled.

Heath Common Fair usually takes place over the Easter weekend and was planned back in March. But organisers had to cancel it for the first time since the Second World War after heavy snow fell across the region.

Only one fair is allowed to be held on the public land every year and that usually takes place in Spring. But the Yorkshire Office of the Showmen’s Guild has now been given permission by Wakefield Council to hold the event this month.

The guild said it would be the only time a fair will be held on the common in summer as the annual event will return to Easter from next year.

The free fair, including rides, attractions and food stalls, will now take place from Thursday, August 15, until Sunday, August 18, from 1pm until 10pm.