Fun at the fair for 350 King’s Lynn school children and their helpers. Pictures: Tony Jones.

There were smiles on the faces of hundreds of excited children who enjoyed all the fun of the fair on Wednesday.

Members of the Showmen’s Guild teamed-up with King’s Lynn’s Trinity Rotary Club to treat around 350 children and accompanying adults to a fun, free morning at Lynn Mart.

The youngsters were from schools around the town and included more than 100 pupils from Fairstead’s Churchill Park Complex Needs School.

This was the fifth year of the free day which saw some youngsters walk to the Tuesday Market Place while others were  brought in buses to the town centre.

They were greeted by costumed characters and helped into rides which included the dodgems, fun house and waltzers.

West Norfolk Mayor and Mayoress, David and Linda Whitby, were among the welcome party.

They said they were looking forward to seeing  the children’s happy faces.

“It’s nice to see them enjoying themselves,” said Mr Whitby.

Bob Foster, Trinity president, explained the day was organised in conjunction with club member Lawrence ‘Nipper’ Appleton, who is also a member of the Showmen’s Guild.

Mr Foster said: “The teachers say the children always talk about the day and it is one of the highlights in the year for them.”

Mr Appleton said he has received letters and drawings from grateful children in the past who have enjoyed their visit to the fair.

Rides which were suitable for youngsters aged five to 11 were made accessible for the children by the showmen.

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