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Fair comes to town
GALLOPING horses, bumper cars and waltzers have got Salisbury in a spin as the annual charter fair is held in the Market Place.
With more than 70 rides and stalls including children’s roundabouts, a ferris wheel, helter skelter and plenty more for thrill-seekers, the fair has proved popular since its arrival on Monday.
Fairs have been held in the city since 1227 when King Henry III granted a charter to the Bishop of Salisbury to hold a fair on the third Monday in October.
This year the fair is staying for an extra day and will be in town until 11pm on Thursday.
City clerk Reg Williams said: “We are delighted to welcome the annual charter fair to Salisbury once again. In recognition of this exceptional year of celebration, the fair has been given permission to stay for an extra day, something which only happens very rarely.”
Also running for the duration on the fair is a free exhibition of fairground heritage in the Guildhall until 5pm.