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Get set for thrills as Mid-Lent Fair returns to Stamford

The Mid-Lent Fair in Stamford. Photo: Berry Parker of Cliff Road, Stamford EMN-140321-121548001

The Mid-Lent Fair in Stamford. Photo: Berry Parker of Cliff Road, Stamford EMN-140321-121548001

The Mid-Lent Fair is returning to the streets Stamford this month and we’ve got a great deal to help you save money on the rides.

We’ve teamed up with South Kesteven District Council to offer some money off-vouchers to use at this year’s event, which runs from March 31 to April 5.

The vouchers have been printed in today’s Mercury and can be cut out and taken along to the fair.

This year the range of gravity-defying rides will be spread along Broad Street, Star Lane, Red Lion Street, Red Lion Square, Castle Street, Castle Dyke, Bath Row and Gooch’s Court.

There will also be rides on the Recreation Ground, but not on The Meadows.

Stamford Town Council, which owns The Meadows, and fair operator James Mellors decided on Wednesday to leave the area alone to let the area recover from last year’s flooding.

Roads will be closed from March 29 until April 6 to accommodate the rides.

To coincide with the fair a plaque to mark 125 years of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain will be unveiled in Grantham.

South Kesteven District Council chairman David Nalson (Con) and the mayor of Grantham Frank Turner (Con) will present the plaque on April 6.

It will be mounted on the plinth of the showman’s bell that was presented to the council in 2010 to mark its connection with Mid-Lent Fairs in Stamford and Grantham.

Coun Nalson, who is also a Stamford town councillor, said: “I am really pleased to be able to commemorate this fantastic anniversary in this way.

“The council feels that it is right to mark such a long standing society.”

The Mid-Lent Fair has been held under various guises in Stamford for more than 1,000 years.

 

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