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A County Wide Plague: The Year They First Cancelled Goose Fair

‌Saturday 22nd September, 2.30pm

With the surrender of Newark garrison in May 1646, Nottinghamshire hoped for a speedy return to normality after the Civil War. The town of Newark had a parting gift to share though; returning
soldiers and fleeing civilians carried the dreaded plague out from the town across the county. This
talk explores the spread and human cost of this epidemic and how it brought the authorities to cancel the Goose Fair for the first time in its history.


*This event continues our program of free monthly talks included in the admission price. Come
back to all our free events with our 12-month Annual Pass