Woodbury Hill Annual Fair
Although cheese, hops, cloth, cattle, sheep and horses were among the main commodities dealt in at the fair, almost anything else could be bought or sold there.
As an example of the variety of merchandise available, there is an item concerning Woodbury in the accounts of Corfe Castle for the year 1282.
In this year, during the Festival of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (the week in which the fair was held) news came that the King was expected to visit Corfe at short notice, so that building repair and alteration works then in progress were hurriedly finished, any materials still required being purchased locally as far as was possible.
Various items of ironmongery were obtained at Woodbury Hill fair in connection with this work, including great iron spike nails, locks and keys.
Four great locks with keys cost 4s.