Ham Fair – by KM

Tell me about how Ham Fair has chamged.  Great memories and great change; A bit like Ham Pond really. It is very different compared with how it used to be – very, very up-market and civilised now. It was a much more local thing, the Ham Fairs and Ham events when I was growing up. We are probably talking maybe early 70’s. Certainly the Ham Fairs were much more local and smaller events. One could really go the fair and walk round and say hello to almost everyone there. It was nice in that way. Today it is a huge great big event; very, very civilised; much, much larger, lots more stands, food stalls etc but it’s swings and roundabouts – you’ve lost that local feeling.