All the fun of the fair

Crowds fill the streets to en­joy Bea­cons­field Char­ter Fair

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by KATY CLIFTON katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton1

HUN­DREDS of Bea­cons­field res­i­dents came to­gether to en­joy the 748th Char­ter Fair.

The an­nual fair, one of the town’s big­gest events, in­cludes more than 100 at­trac­tions, rides and food and re­fresh­ment stalls.

The his­toric event first started in 1269 when the Abbess of Burn­ham re­ceived a royal char­ter to hold a fair in Bea­cons­field ev­ery year.

Orig­i­nally, Char­ter Fair al­lowed for a yearly mar­ket for the trad­ing of goods and live­stock, but it has now de­vel­oped into a fun­fair, put up for one day only on the main roads of the Old Town.

Now, the fair is brought to Bea­cons­field on May 10 by Show­men’s Guild of Great Bri­tain.

From the ‘Ride of Ter­ror’ to the more tra­di­tional Carousel, peo­ple of all ages en­joyed this year’s show dur­ing the good weather in Bucks.


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