Waltham’s charter fair returns

Chloe Palmer (3) and sister Daisy (5) clown around with Mr Oddsocks at Waltham Charter Fair 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
Chloe Palmer (3) and sister Daisy (5) clown around with Mr Oddsocks at Waltham Charter Fair 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
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Waltham’s annual charter fair returns this Saturday at the village hall and promises to be better than ever.

Highlights include live music from local bands both outside and under cover, fairground rides, classic cars, dog show, food and refreshments, car boot sale, face painting and a bouncy castle.

Bob The Builder helps out with the children's tug'o' war at Waltham Charter Fair 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Bob The Builder helps out with the children's tug'o' war at Waltham Charter Fair 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

There will also be an inflatable climbing wall, arena events, tug-of-war, falconry, rugby demonstrations, trampolines, a beer tent and archery, crossbow and ballista demonstrations from Reach the Core outdoor services.

The fair kicks off at 10.30am with an opening parade through the village. In the evening, inside from 5-7pm, there will be a children’s entertainer and disco. Then, at 8pm rock and roll band Baklash will play to crowds with real ales being served at a licensed bar.

The original Waltham Charter Fair dates back to the reign of Henry III in 1219. It was revived in the late 1700s by the Agricultural Association, ceasing about 80 years ago.

Parity was once again restored by village volunteers about 11 year ago. All funds raised get donated back to local groups and charities associated with the village and surrounding areas.

Admission is £2 for adults with accompanied children free. For more details visit www.walthamcharterfair.co.uk or email enquiries@walthamcharterfair.co.uk