Buckingham Charter Fair comes to town

The opening of Buckingham Charter Fair and free rides for kids.Cllr Lisa O'Donoghue with a coconut.'121013M-C097
The opening of Buckingham Charter Fair and free rides for kids.Cllr Lisa O'Donoghue with a coconut.'121013M-C097

Hair-raising rides and out-of-control bumper cars in Buckingham town centre could mean only one thing - the return of the Charter Fair.

Hundreds of residents descended on the town on Saturday to enjoy a weekend of fun, which was thanks to a charter bestowed upon the town by Mary I in 1554 and a second charter by Charles II in 1658.

The opening of Buckingham Charter Fair and free rides for kids.'121013M-C071

The opening of Buckingham Charter Fair and free rides for kids.'121013M-C071

Robin Stuchbury, chairman of the Buckingham Town Council town centre and events committee thanked all the people who helped to make the event a success.

He said: “Thanks to the town council staff who worked with councillor Terry Bloomfield and myself - we managed to get the fair in with as little trouble as possible.

“I look forward to it coming back this weekend as it was very successful.”

He added the fair went smoothly and there were no issues.

The opening of Buckingham Charter Fair and free rides for kids.Cllr Robin Stuchbury,Cllr Lisa O'Donoghue,dep mayor,Marshall Nichols of the fair and town crier.'121013M-C008

The opening of Buckingham Charter Fair and free rides for kids.Cllr Robin Stuchbury,Cllr Lisa O'Donoghue,dep mayor,Marshall Nichols of the fair and town crier.'121013M-C008

The fair was officially opened at 1pm by Mr Stuchbury, deputy mayor Lisa O’Donoghue, the town crier, and fair owner Marshall Nichols.

For first hour, there were free rides for local disabled youngsters.

The fair will be returning today to set up. From 6am today to midday on Sunday, a road closure is in place for Market Hill, Market Square and the High Street.