Each year,the City of Exeter upholds the tradition of celebrating the Lammas Fair.
The annual ceremony of the Proclamation of the Lammas Fair, dates back more than 900 years!
Leading the procession is the Mace Sergeant ...it is his very important role to carry the Lammas Fair Glove!The Lammas Fair Glove was a sign of Royal protection of the peace. The glove is a large leather stuffed glove,attached to a long pole and decorated with ribbons and a garland of flowers.
After the declaration which declared the fair open, it was the hoisting of the glove from the verandah of the Guildhall .
There were many onlookers!
I then made my way to the Cathedral Green ;-)