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Easter fair rolls into town

PUBLISHED: 10:27 20 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:39 03 July 2010

ROLL up, roll up for all the fun of the Easter Fair in Great Yarmouth next week.

An extra day has been added to celebrate the town's King John Charter anniversary.

ROLL up, roll up for all the fun of the Easter Fair in Great Yarmouth next week.

An extra day has been added to celebrate the town's King John Charter anniversary.

All the popular white-knuckle rides and more sedate attractions are back in the Market Place from Thursday to Sunday.

A key to the fair will be presented by Mayor of Great Yarmouth Paul Garrod to National Showmen's Guild president Jimmy Williams on Thursday at 6pm. Decorated in

22 carat gold, the porcelain key has been specially commissioned and crafted by Ernie Childs of Great Yarmouth Potteries.

The mayor is expected to take a spin on the rides after taking part in a civic parade from the Town Hall.

The popular reduced price night is guaranteed to draw a big crowd, with thousands more fairgoers expected during the following three days.

It is the first time the fair has taken place on a Sunday, when discounted rides will also be available.

All you have to do is take along the voucher printed in our Easter Out and About supplement.

Next Friday and Saturday, St Nicholas' Church will host a flower festival with a fairground theme, model fairgrounds and exhibition on the history of the Easter Fair.

Copies of a booklet charting the history of the fair by local writer

Colin Tooke will be available at the church.

The fair will be open from 6pm-10pm on Thursday and 10am-10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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