Fair thrills in town

May Fair 2010.
May Fair 2010.

THE smell of toffee apples and candyfloss will soon be filling the Boston air as May Fair gets set to roll into town.

The annual attraction will be here from Monday, May 2, to Saturday, May 7 – opening from 11am-10.30pm each day, except for the final day when revellers can enjoy the thrills until 11pm.

The event, which has a Royal Charter, dates back to the 12th century.

The Mayor of Boston, Coun Peter Jordan, will officially declare the fair open at noon on Bank Holiday Monday, from the steps of The Gallopers, in front of the Assembly Rooms. A church service will also take place here.

The fair takes over the Market Place and spreads out to Wide Bargate, the cattle market car park and other areas around town.

The usual market will move to the Kwik Save car park for the week the fair is in town.