Sherborne comes to a standstill on Pack Monday
The Pack Monday Fair takes place every year on the first Monday after 10 October (old Michaelmas Day).
The day allegedly celebrates the completion of the Abbey nave in 1490. The workmen packed up their tools and held a celebration.
Today there are stalls throughout the town selling everything from burgers, balloons, bulbs, blouses and baby bits.
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We bloomers can pick up a few cheap plants, too. So we encourage this ancient tradition in our dear old town!