Day Trips & Excursions :

Widecombe Fair - *FULLY BOOKED*


Journey Details
Stop Date Time
Depart
Volunteer Inn, Temple Street, Sidmouth, UK 13/09/2022 09:00
Triangle (Stop C), Sidmouth, UK 13/09/2022 09:10
War Memorial, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth, UK 13/09/2022 09:25
Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, UK 13/09/2022 09:35
Exmouth, The Strand 13/09/2022 09:50
Lord Nelson Inn, High Street, Topsham, Exeter, UK 13/09/2022 10:05
Cheeke Street, Exeter, UK 13/09/2022 10:20
Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, UK 13/09/2022 11:15
Details : "Widecombe Fair", also called "Tom Pearce" (sometimes spelt "Tam Pierce"), is a well-known Devon folk song about a man called Tom Pearce, whose horse dies after someone borrows it to travel to the fair in Widecombe with his friends.[1] Its chorus ends with a long list of the people travelling to the fair: "Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all." Some research suggests that the names originally referred to real people.
As the last name in a long list, "Uncle Tom Cobley and all" has come to be used as a humorous colloquialism meaning "anyone and everyone". The surname is spelt as "Cobleigh" in some references.

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