Loughborough Fair returns to Market Place

By Simon Sansome

The popular Loughborough Fair returned last week for its annual visit to the town.

Loughborough has held yearly fairs in the Market Place since 1221 when the official Charter was granted by King Henry III.

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The centre of the town was taken over by rides for young and old with candy floss, sugar doughnuts, toffee apples, hog roasts and other attractions on offer, including seasonal warm roasted chestnuts.

Bumper cars were bashing, the Big Wheel turning, Waltzers spinning and horses on Carousels circling around for the enjoyment of thousands of people who were expected to attend the four-day event.

There were more than 100 rides, stalls, games, balloons and refreshments stands on offer for the event.

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Brother and sister Cherry and Tommy Moore, from Mountsorrel, said: “There’s plenty to do, it is expensive and you waste a lot of money but it’s just plain harmless fun for the kids, we come every year.”

The fair is organised by Charnwood Borough Council and is popular with residents, attracting thousands of people every year.

Jo Webster, 36, from Loughborough, said: “It’s my birthday today so coming to the fair is a sort of tradition as it’s here every year on my birthday.

“I like the fair as you forget where you are, you don’t mind paying the prices but there must be a set limit as it can be expensive. Here’s hoping for many more years of the fair.”

The fair ran from Wednesday until Saturday.

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