All the fun of the fair is back again

Buckingham Charter Fair. PNL-141018-211613009
Buckingham Charter Fair. PNL-141018-211613009

Buckingham’s annual Charter Fair rolls into town today, Friday.

Buckingham’s first charter to hold the annual market/fair, was given by Queen Mary I in 1554 and the second charter was given by King Charles II in 1658.

The fair arrives on the Friday morning to set up, and leaves early on the Sunday morning.

Mayor of Buckingham Andy Mahi will be on hand by the dodgems with the Town Crier, to declare the fair open at 1pm tomorrow, Saturday.

For the first hour, free rides are provided to local disabled children by the showman.

Local organisations such as Riding For The Disabled, Furzedown School, Mencap and Clearly Speaking have benefited from the free rides in the past.

If you have a child who is disabled, and would like them to take part in the free rides, contact Buckingham Town Council for more information.

A road closure will be in place for all of Market Hill, Market Square and the High Street, from 6am today until noon on Sunday, October 18.

The road closure will then be in place again from 6am on Friday, October 23, to noon on Sunday, October 25, to allow rides and sideshows to operate safely.

Diversions will be in place.

Buckingham bus stand will be closed from 10am today until midnight tomorrow and then again on Friday, October 23 until midnight on Saturday, October 24.

Details of the road closures and bus timetable changes can be found on Buckingham Town Council’s website at www.buckingham­