All the fun of the fair

Ilkeston fair setting up.
Ilkeston fair setting up.
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Thrill-seekers are champing at the bit to sample the high-octane rides of the Ilkeston Charter Fair, which starts today (Wednesday).

Thousands of people are expected to hit the town to enjoy the annual spectacular.

The official opening by Mayor Cllr Val Clare and dignitaries is at 11.45am tomorrow in front of the Town Hall.

See our two-page preview special in this week’s paper out tomorrow – pages 16 and 17 – and buy next week’s paper for pictures and a round-up of the event.