Stourbridge Fair

The first Stourbridge Fair was held in 1211, growing to become the largest medieval fair in England.  The river Cam provided the vital trade route for merchants and crowds travelling to Cambridge from all over Europe.. The fair was an important trading event, and contributed to the wealth and growth of the city.  Stourbridge Fair was known for trade in pots and pans, clothes and textiles, baskets and mats, horses and horseshoes, pitch and tar, coal and charcoal, iron and timber, books and musical instruments.

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