As Constable Nick awaits news of his future, he reminisces about times gone by in Aidensfield and recalls the variety of fairs he has attended; mop fairs, fun fairs, Scarborough Fair and even an old-fashioned fayre have all formed part of the history on his patch. The arrival of a noisy fun fair sparked off a hunt for a missing schoolgirl, thought to have run away with a fairground worker. Then there was the Crampton mop fair, used as a cover for burglaries, and the revival of St Aidan’s Fair in Aidensfield created problems when the carefully planned advertisements were all removed. Dealing with these dilemmas, and more, was all part of Constable Nick’s duty as the village constable.
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