Even though the main event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event will still make an appearance next week.
The Showman’s Guild, who organise the annual event, have released a statement.
It reads: “Harrow Council spoke to the Showman’s Guild last Friday regarding the Pinner Fair
The Showman’s Guild remains compliant with the Government guidelines with regards to social distancing and respects the well-being and safety of the public.
With these restrictions in place, the Guild fully understands that large gatherings are not permitted in public places.
Notwithstanding Royal Charter or not, in order to retain certainty to maintain this historic Charter Fair, which was granted circa 1336, the London & Home Counties Section of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain have requested a token appearance.
Having consulted with colleagues regarding current slightly more relaxed government guidance and restrictions we are permitting a small token appearance in Pinner for 2-3 hours on the 27th May 2020.
The Showman’s Guild will be building up a small juvenile ride (not operational), a vintage fairground lorry and hopefully a fairground musical organ to represent the annual street fair.
We will be suspending five parking bays (see below) by the High Street War Memorial and setting up the ride in the parking bays and a portion of the footway.
The reason for the fairground equipment being in place is not for profit or gain, but simply to maintain this historic event.”