Town gets set for Mop Fair thrills

THE tallest travelling fairground ride in the country will be coming to Daventry as part of the Mop Fair.

The Daventry Business Partnership will be putting on the Mop Fair on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, at various locations in the town centre.

There will be a chance for four lucky winners to win a seat on the opening ride and raise funds for their chosen charity and the fairground operator will donate £50 to each individual charity.

A selection of old and new rides including hook-a-duck, helter skelter, mini-rides, waltzer and trampolines will be among the attractions.

On both days from 1pm to 3pm, a show featuring some classic children’s TV characters will take place in Brook Street.

The rides and stalls open for the Mop Fair between 11am and 8pm on the first day and from noon to 6pm on the Sunday.

Anyone looking to take partin the competition can email with your name, age, telephone number and chosen charity by noon on Monday.

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