Viva Independent Hay!
We've had a fantastic couple of weeks in Hay as we celebrated the anniversary of the famous day in 1977 when Richard Booth proclaimed Hay to be an independent kingdom. There were all sorts of activities including talks and readings, loads for kids, and even a cameo from Eighteen Rabbit when we interviewed local hero Chris Hunter.
You can now get your own little slice of Hay history with our all-new Independent Hay tote bags - our treat yourself to a sought-after 40th anniversary bag! Show your loyalty to the Independent Kingdom of Hay on Wye :)