Are fairs still celebrated?

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George Bradshaw’s Guide for Railway Travellers, used as the basis for Michael Portillo’s “Great British Railway Journeys” on TV, says that Spalding has fairs on April 27, June 29, August 26, September 25 and the Wednesday before December 6.

What were these fairs and are they still celebrated?

Bradshaw also says that in the vicinity is a curious old moated seat (presumably a grand house) at Pinchbeck. Where could this be?

Tony Smedley

Cavendish Way, Spalding