A clean up is underway after rubbish was left strewn across Midsummer Common in Cambridge.

It comes after revellers gathered to mark the Midsummer Fair that was due to be held. The historic fair was cancelled because of Covid-19.

Credit: Gordon Hargreaves

The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain even reiterated their position that the annual fair was cancelled- but it failed to deter masses of people congregating.

Credit: Gordon Hargreaves

Pictures show rubbish strewn across the common and nearby pubs as the City Council were left to clear up the mess.

The fair had to be cancelled once lockdown began. Credit: Gordon Hargreaves
Visitors left behind piles of rubbish, including glass bottles cans and plastic bags. Credit: Gordon Hargreaves
Credit: Gordon Hargreaves