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Sunday first for fair

PUBLISHED: 15:14 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:43 03 July 2010

ROLL up, roll up for all the fun of the Easter Fair in Great Yarmouth this weekend.

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 this weekend.

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 at the fair, which opened yesterday.

A key to the fair was presented by Mayor of Great Yarmouth Paul Garrod to National Showmen's Guild president Jimmy Williams. Decorated in 22 carat gold, the porcelain key has been specially commissioned and crafted by Ernie Childs of Great Yarmouth Potteries.

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 last week.

Today and tomorrow, 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 10am-10pm today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday.

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