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Baldock Charter Street Fair back in town next week

PUBLISHED: 09:56 28 September 2018

Two-year-old Thomas Asher enjoys a ride on the tea-cups with his mother Dalia at the 2016 Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: JP Asher

Two-year-old Thomas Asher enjoys a ride on the tea-cups with his mother Dalia at the 2016 Baldock Charter Street Fair. Picture: JP Asher

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The Baldock Charter Street Fair is back again next week, continuing a tradition going back more than eight centuries.

The charter fair in Baldock 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.

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

Abbott’s Amusements are running the 819th charter fair, which is free to enter and running over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week from 3pm to 10pm.

The fair has been run by the Abbott family for more than a century, with brothers Charles and Cy the latest proprietors.

It promises to be three days of family fun for all ages.

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