Tag Archive | Hampshire

Wickham Horse Fair

The annual Wickham horse fair takes place on May 20th since a royal charter was granted for a livestock fair on the square in 1269. Still steeped in history and tradition, the centre of the village is closed to traffic as horses are paraded and traded. A bizarre spectacle as this Hampshire village is temporally transformed with horses crammed into the streets, tethered to any available fixed object.

‘Gone Fishing’

 

Vintage fishing--40Meon Springs Vintage Fishing Day

The picturesque Meon Springs is one of Hampshire’s finest fly fisheries. Annually there is a vintage fishing event which is partly an excuse to don the tweeds and dig out old split cane rods.

The rod I cast made ripples on the water
as the fly selected dipped under the wave
hoping to entrance the target lurking there
like drug filled youngsters at a recent rave

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