Fairs and Markets

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Farming in Buriton

"Until recently, farming was the main employer of workers in local parishes..."

                                                                                            

Hop picking around Petersfield

"Hops have been grown around Petersfield for about 150 years until production stopped in the late 1960s..."

                                                                                           

John Goodyer: Buriton’s celebrated botanist

"Did you know that one of Britain’s greatest botanists lies buried in Buriton?"

                                                                                             

John Worldige: Petersfield’s agricultural pioneer

"John Worlidge was an important writer on agriculture who once lived in Dragon Street, Petersfield..."

                                                                                            

Liss and the Domesday book

"The village of Liss features in the Domesday Book..."

                                                                

Mary Collier: proto-feminist poet of the 1700s

"Did you know the first female working class poet lived in Petersfield?"

                                                                                                        

Petersfield Cattle Market

"The cattle market at The Square was at the heart of the local farming community for more than 300 years..."

                                                                                             

The Poultry Market

"The poultry market was a popular attraction in Petersfield, drawing people from miles around to see the live animals..."

                                                                                           

The Taro Fair

"The Taro Fair began on Petersfield Heath in 1802 as an annual cattle and horse fair..."

                                                                                              

Hawkley Mill

"Along one of the many winding lanes in Hawkley lies Hawkley Mill with its wheel which fed by the River Rother..."

                                                                                                         

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