Fairs & Carnivals
Newport Pagnell Fair - 1908
1908 Fair
The Fair at Market Hill
The old town fair that was held on the market hill,
and more recently on the Bury Field common.
The photo is dated 1908 and shows the traction
engine that powered the rides of the time
This picture is also of the fair in 1908.
In the background is the Town Brewery
and the Swan-Bus in the centre

The Pleasure Fair
The fair from a different angle showing the Town Hall later Church House in the background

The very first Newport Pagnell Carnival
programme for 1961
The first carnival was opened by Nancy Spain a
News of the World reporter later sadly killed in an aeroplane accident

Newport Pagnell Carnival - 1961

Still in 1961 the carnival floats going up
St John Street. Notice the new buildings have
still not been built after the 1958 demolition
Nancy presenting a trophy to the
gardening club float

The fancy dress competition at the rear of the St Johns Ambulance Hall
in Silver Street. The winner was "Robin Hood" in the back row. 1961

The Mothers Union float 1972
St Luke's Church float 1972

Parish Church youth group 1969.
Pat Sutton facing
The carnival procession going past The Green in Wolverton Road. Centre picture, the man on the bass drum is Peter Blake