Tyne and Wear HER(13531): Tynemouth, fair - Details
In 1304 the prior of Tynemouth used the opportunity of Queen Margaret, second wife of Edward I, staying at the priory, to obtain a royal charter for a fair at Tynemouth. This was revoked the following year on the grounds that it was detrimental to trade at Newcastle.
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