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In pictures: Baldock Charter Street Fair 2018

PUBLISHED: 10:16 05 October 2018

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Did you enjoy this year's Baldock Charter Street Fair - the latest in a tradition going back to 1199? See if you can spot yourself in our photo gallery...

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

The charter fair in Baldock town centre dates back to 1199, when it was one of the good things instituted by bad King John – who also signed the Magna Carta in 1215.

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

The charter signed by King John permits an annual fair of up to four days from October 2 onwards.

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Abbott’s Amusements ran the 819th charter fair over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. The fair has been run by the Abbott family for more than a century, with brothers Charles and Cy the latest proprietors.

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Attractions this year included the 40m-high Speed Buzz, the flying Super Trooper ride and much more.

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors enjoy the rides at the Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: DANNY LOO

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