May Fair - Trebeck Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.376 W 000° 08.834
30U E 697972 N 5709985
Quick Description: This blue plaque is in Trebeck Street and indicates where the May Fair was held.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/11/2012 12:02:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMDYZ0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque, that is not accredited and that has a hole drilled through it, says:
"On / this site / stood the / historic / May Fair".

A pub, around the corner, has a board outside that gives more information and reads:
"On the first day of May 1688 began the life of the 'May Fair' which ran for fifteen days each year and there after until the rowdy and disreputable behaviour of its habitues caused it to be closed down in 1708.

The first permanent structure to be erected on the site of the 'May Fair, was a two storey market dwelling with a butcher shop below and a 'great room' above which was used as a theatre during the first two weeks of May. The architect of the shop one Edward Shepherd, lent his name not only to the Shepherds Market but also to the Tavern which was built in 1735 at No 50 Hertford Street."
Blue Plaque managing agency: Uknown

Individual Recognized: The May Fair

Physical Address:
17 Trebeck Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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