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A famous event in Gloucestershire could return after a 4-year absence

Posted on 17th December 2014

Plans to bring back the hugely popular Barton Fayre have been revealed and it is now hoped that the once annual celebration will return in 2015.


The Barton Fayre dates back to the 13th Century Royal Charter, but has not been held since 2010 due to the cost of holding the event.

Now the idea to bring back the event is gathering momentum after local councillor Saj Patel announced he is going to use his £1,000 city council grant allocation to help set up the Barton Fayre.

Barton Fayre was hugely popular

The Barton Fayre was a massively popular event as it attracted visitors on cottage holidays in the Forest of Dean and local residents from across the whole of Gloucester.

Mr Patel told the Gloucester Citizen, “I know it was a very popular annual event for many years until it was eventually stopped due to the costs involved, together with the time and resources needed to organise the event.

“I dare say this would be a wonderfully unique opportunity to help promote pride in the area, celebrating diversity and more importantly, bringing communities from the city together.”

Image Credit: Eddy Van 3000 (flickr.com)