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History springs to life in Spalding's Hall Place

A superb sculpture commemorating the historic May Hiring Fair in Spalding will be unveiled to the public on Bank Holiday Monday (May 6).

The cast bronze artwork, which will be revealed in Hall Place at 11am, depicts a farmer taking on a young shepherd for the next year, as would happen in that location each May until about 100 years ago.

Carters, dairymaids, cooks, thatchers and ploughboys would also pour into the town to offer themselves for hire for 12 months.

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