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Yaxley Gala

Yaxley Gala was a village event that included a parade with themed floats and entertainment at the Recreation Ground. The annual event ended in the late 1980s.

Yaxley Festival

The Yaxley Festival was founded by Stewart Howe and Huntingdonshire District Councillor Mark Oliver in 2012. The event was imagined and developed in 2011. The idea was to stage a free annual community event that incorporated attractions and activities to appeal to...

Yaxley Feast and Parade

The later feast and parade of the early 20th century, as recalled by Harry Strickson, started on a Sunday afternoon from the Duck and Drake public house. Led by the Ancient Order of the Foresters and their juveniles, the parade included the fire brigade and the Kings...

Feast of the New Club

The Feast of the New Club, held annually on the second Tuesday in June in the years before 1851, included traditional water festivities on the Mere and dancing on the shore.

Yaxley Fair

In 1227, Henry III granted a yearly fair on the Saturday after Ascension Day and on the four following days to Thorney Abbey, and early in the reign of Edward I the profits from tolls and stallage amounted to 6s. 8d. a year. The fair passed with the manor to Queen...