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The second day of Appleby’s New Fair attracted large crowds to The Sands on the banks of the River Eden.
As moretravellersarrived in the town, they brought their horses down to the river to wash them in preparation for the horse trading this weekend.
Appleby Fair was first held in 1685. It is the largest horse fair in Britain and amongst the oldest in Europe.
By far the busiest days are from the Friday to the Sunday. The event attracts around 10,000 Gypsies and travellers and over 30,000 other visitors to Appleby.
It transforms the town of Appleby for the week, as it normally has a population of around 2,500.
The Fair has its primary connection with Fair Hill, which is in the ownership of Appleby Town Council. The Town Council leases the field for a fee to travellers during fair week for use as a caravan site and as a tethering ground for their horses.