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Brough: Brough Fair 1769
site name:-   Brough Hill
civil parish:-   Brough (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   fair

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769 
Page 199:-  "..."
"Sep. 30. A mile and a half from Brough, where we parted, on a hill lay a great army [2] encamped: to the left"
"[2] There is a great fair for cattle, kept on the hill near Brough, on this and the preceding day."
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Page 200:-  "opened a fine valley, with green meadows and hedge-rows, a gentleman's house peeping forth from a grove of old trees. On a nearer approach appeared myriads of cattle and horses in the road itself, and all the fields round me, a brisk stream hurrying across the way, thousands of clean, healthy people in their best party-coloured apparel: farmers and their families esquires and their daughters, hastening up from the dales and down the fells from every quarter, glittering in the sun, and pressing forward to join the throng. While the dark hills, on whose tops the mists were yet hanging, served as a contrast to this gay and moving scene, which continued for near two miles more along the road, and the crowd (coming towards it) reached on as far as Appleby. ..."

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