The way we were (August 18)

Aug. 21,1996 

25 Years Ago

Eight horse hitch at Chapeau Fair: An eight-horse hitch, a rare feature at any fair, was a real crowd pleaser Saturday at the Chapeau Fair. 

The hitch was made up of Clydesdales owned by David Carson of Listowel, Ont. and Wib Carroll, of Chapeau.

“The place was just jammed with people,” said Fair Board president Pierre Lair. Sunday attracted the largest crowd but Saturday’s attendance was also larger than in past years, Lair said. Because no admission was charged this year, the board has no way of estimating the actual size of the crowds.

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