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Welcome to Boomtown: The UK’s Maddest City

Tuesday 20 August 2013

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Last weekend saw the 5th annual Fair in the self-proclaimed ‘UK’s Maddest City’ of Boomtown, breaching noise level conditions and generally causing mayhem. Of course, Spindle was there to capture every anarchic moment.

Legend has it, Boomtown began its life as a cluster of rocky hills in the outback of England’s West Country. Then one day a couple of hundred years ago, a prospecting geologist called Nicholas Boom was studying these hills and stumbled across a gold-bearing quartz vein threading its way though the rocky hills. This eventually led to the rise and fall of Boomtown (more about it’s mythical beginnings can be read here).

Photography: Matt Martin