Spoof news report about life in rural England.
In 1780, Lord Milton, decided that the adjacent market town, Middleton, was disturbing his vision of rural peace. He commissioned architect Sir William Chambers and landscape gardener Capability Brown to design a new village, Milton Abbas, in a wooded valley (Luccombe Bottom). Most of the existing villagers were relocated here, and the previous village was demolished and the site landscaped.
Every two years the present villagers recreate their historic country fair to celebrate the rebuilding of the present village over 225 years ago. The fair attracts thousands of visitors and has become one of Dorset's key Summer events. The main street is closed to traffic, and residents and stall holders dress in 18th century costume. The day includes traditional music and dancing, local crafts people, stalls & demonstrations, a Dorset farmers' market, children's entertainment, Morris dancing, local food and ale and more.