Fair history; the plot thickens. No sign in 1860s but Cheam brothers fight using poker.

A look through the Sutton Journal newspapers of 1864/5 have not revealed any references to Cheam Charter Fair which casts further doubt on the Fair’s continuous operation since 1259. Reading the articles in these old newspapers does however give an interesting insight into Victorian Cheam in the 1860s and shows how life has changed, but in some ways remained the same.

Our investigations will continue but see the History page of the web site for more information about our findings so far.