Pack Monday 2018

Today it is Pack Monday in Sherborne and the town becomes a seething fair.

Sherborne Abbey with Pack Monday stalls outside

Tradition states that the event commemorates the completion of the Abbey nave in 1490, when the workmen packed up their tools and held a celebration.

Today’s fair was bustling and busy, despite the rainy weather. The stalls selling everything are sited all around the shopping area of the town and visitors come from miles around to join in the fun.

Let’s make merry to immortalize the men who built the Abbey nave!