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King's Teignton fair

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 40 (1908). pp 102-109.

by

Rev Prebendary Percival Jackson

Prepared by Michael Steer

A drought is said to have given rise to Kingsteignton's annual Ram Roasting fair. According to legend there was insufficient water to baptise a child so a ram was sacrificed to the gods of the local spring. Water sprang forth and a ram has been roasted ever since at the fair, held these days on the late May bank holiday. Whit Tuesday was the traditional day for the fair but it was switched to Whit Monday in the early 1950s to fit school holidays and the later switch to the late May bank holiday was made for the same reason when the bank holiday was fixed as the last Monday in May. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

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Beeke, Christopher 103
Blount 106
Chaucer, Geoffrey 106
Edward the Confessor 102
Henry III 106
Howitt 105
Stow 106
Strutt 105-7
Stubs, Philip 106
William III 103