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Extract from History & Antiquities of the County of Somerset by J Collinson 1791
Laurence de St. Maur obtained from Edw. I. a grant for a market upon the Thursday of every week in this his manor of Road; and a fair there yearly, on the eve, day, and morrow of St. Margaret the Virgin (20th July).

Extract from General Directory for Somerset 1840
a fair is held here Monday after August 29th

Extract from Kelly’s Directories 1861/66
‘Road was formerly a large market town, but has now nothing but its large cheese fair (held annually on the first Monday after 9th September) to bespeak its early importance.’

Extract from Kelly’s Directories 1875/1902
‘Road was formerly a market town, but has now only a pleasure fair, held annually on the first Monday after 9th September.’

Extract from The History of North Bradley and Road Hill by A Farquharson 1881
FAIR - There was until lately a large one held on the Monday after “Road Revel Sunday” (Sunday on or after the 9th September) in the field called Blundersleigh, for the sale of cheese, and as a pleasure fair.  But Frome has now become the great cheese mart of the District

Extract from Kelly’s Directories 1906/1910
‘Road was formerly a market town, but has now only a pleasure fete, held annually on the first Monday after 9th September.’

Extract from Kelly’s Directories 1914/1935
‘Road was formerly a market town, but has now only a pleasure fete, held annually.’

Extract from A West Country Potpourri by A H Batten Pooll 1969
The Annual Fair was also revived (in 1758) on the eve day and morrow of St. Margaret the Virgin, being the 19th and 20th July.

For many years, until the middle of the last century, a very large cheese and pleasure fair was held in September every year, in a field called Bennelersleigh, situated opposite Road-hill Church, through which, before the common was enclosed, passed the Bradford Road.  The fair attracted buyers from Bath and Bristol, and even from London, but Frome became more attractive, and it was abandoned.

Extract from Somerset: The Complete Guide by R Bush 1994
In 1283 Lawrence de Maur was granted a Thursday market and a three day fair here, the latter often known as Rode Revel, continuing until the 19th century.  Indeed there was formerly a local couplet which ran:

‘Rode Revel, Beckington Rout,

The Devil’s in Frome and cannot get out.’