Fair fun

A centuries-old tradition was honoured last Wednesday (September 20) when a fair arrived in the village of Kimbolton. Hundreds of people of all ages gathered in the High Street to eat candy floss, test their driving skills on the bumper cars and try thei

A centuries-old tradition was honoured last Wednesday (September 20) when a fair arrived in the village of Kimbolton.

Hundreds of people of all ages gathered in the High Street to eat candy floss, test their driving skills on the bumper cars and try their luck at winning a goldfish at the annual Statute Fair.

John Woodward, whose family have been bringing his win a teddy stall to the fair for five generations said: "There aren't as many families here as last year but there are lots of teenagers who all seem to be having fun."

The fair dates back to 1200 when the local lord of the manor Geoffrey Fitzpiers was given permission by King John to hold a fair and market in Kimbolton High Street.

Picture: JOHN CARPENTER