The Central Hall, Coventry
OLIVE GROVES (soprano)
ERNEST BUTCHER (baritone)
ELSA TOOKEY (violoncello)
BERTRAM BRENNAN (entertainer at the piano)
ETHEL BRIGSTOCK (accompanist) BERTRAM BRENNAN
The programme arranged and presented by OWEN REED
For hundreds of years Nottingham Goose Fair was a gathering place of Midland farmers. Geese, cheeses, and woollen goods were three of the principal commodities. Originally it lasted, with the accompanying merry-making, for twenty-one days, but it was reduced to nine days at the end of the eighteeenth century. It is now held on ' The Forest', instead of in the Market Place. Except that there is a special show and sale at the cattle market during the period, the fair is now solely a pleasure festival.
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