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Did you go to Widecombe Fair? We did!

Our cameraman Matt Mulcrone with some of the town criers who rolled up for the fair. Credit: Maggie Pym

The annual fair at Widecombe-in-the-Moor is so famous there's even a folk song about it.

The song 'Widecombe Fair' features a whole host of characters - Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, and of course, Old Uncle Tom Cobley. While none of them turned up to the modern event, hundreds of locals did.

It was clearly something to shout about as they had seven town criers giviing it their all.

The actual fair has been running in the Dartmoor village since the early 1800s. It started off as a market for ponies, sheep and cattle - these days its more of a social occasion, but it's hung on to its rural traditions - and its folk music roots.

Here are some moments from the day out on Dartmoor.

Welcoming Uncle Tom Cobley and all to Widecombe Fair Credit: ITV West Country
Music was clearly the order of the day. Credit: ITV West Country
And another folk band at the fair Credit: ITV West Country
Traditional morris dancers were out in force. Credit: ITV West Country
Not Uncle Tom Cobley but Terry French from Widecombe History Group. Credit: ITV West Country
The old song mentions a grey mare - but how about a white horse instead? Credit: ITV West Country
Our reporter Bob Cruwys gets the lowdown from Widecombe Fair's town criers. Credit: ITV West Country