14th October, 18th Century - Hops, Cheese and Onions Fair

In the 18th Century, on the Tuesday after 10 October a fair was held in Salisbury for the sale of hops and onions, ans cheese[1]. The Victoria County History says that:

In 1770 the four Salisbury fairs were listed as follows: the Tuesday after 6 January for cattle and woollen cloth; the Monday before old Lady Day (5 April) for woollen cloth; Whit-Monday and Tuesday for pedlary and horses; and Tuesday after 10 October for hops, onions, and cheese.

[1] ‘Salisbury: Markets and fairs’, in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6, ed. Elizabeth Crittall (London, 1962), pp. 138-141. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol6/pp138-141 [accessed 2 February 2018]. Link: Salisbury: Markets and fairs | British History Online