Bingham to mark 700th anniversary with town fair

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This year’s Bingham Town Fair celebrates the 700th anniversary of the town’s market charter.

The fair, organised by Bingham Town Council, will be held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, June 14, in the Market Place and on the field at Robert Miles Junior School.

An extensive programme of events and attractions includes several musical performances, a flypast by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire, archery and kwik cricket.

Serpentyne, a band of Medieval musicians, will perform throughout Saturday in the Market Place.

People will be able to have a go at archery and visitors can try their hand at Kwik cricket on the field arena between 10am and noon.

There will be a peal of bells at St Mary’s Church from 10am and there will be performances throughout the day from the Persiflage Saxophone Quartet, Starlight Dance Group, Punch and Judy, morris dancers, stunt group the Dako Flying Angels, Newark Town Band and Shan Jones School of Dance.

The flypast is scheduled for 2pm.

The traditional teddy bear parachute jump takes place at St Mary’s Church tower the day after the fair and the week of events will be rounded off with the farmers’ market on the following Saturday.