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Potton Fairs

Volume II of The Victoria County History for Bedfordshire was published in 1908. It stated: "In 1227 Henry Braybrook, Lord of Potton Manor, received a confirmation of his right to hold an annual three days' fair on the feast of Saint James in July [25th].

Four yearly fairs were confirmed to Richard Burgoyne, then lord of the manor, by Charles II (1660-1685) in 1670, viz. on the third Tuesday in January, the Tuesday before Easter, the first Tuesday in July and the Tuesday before Saint Luke's Day [18th October] and fairs are still held at times corresponding to the first, second, and fourth of these dates".