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REACH

[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]

"REACH, a hamlet in the parishes of Burwell and Swaffham Prior, a mile north from Swaffham Prior station on the Cambridge and Mildendall branch of the London and North Eastern railway, 6 miles north-west from Newmarket, partly in Staploe and partly in Staine hundreds, and in the Bottisham petty sessional division, union and county court district of Newmarket.

A horse fair, which was originally granted to the burgesses of Cambridge by King John, is held on Rogation Monday; the fair is opened by the Mayor and Corporation of Cambridge.

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards 2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson 2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]

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