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Characters at the Hiring Fairs

Characters at the Hiring Fairs

In Tyrone, we hear how the ballad singers and tramps successfully made money at the Hiring Fairs, and learn about the tactics used by the trick-of-the-loop man.

The mock auctions in Ballymoney Fair are described by Mr Kane; while Ann Maguire and Mr Patterson recall the feet doctors, street dentists, acrobats, clowns, pick-pockets and soup sellers. (Broadcast: 03/03/1954)


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