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Louth prepares to host second annual Victorian Family Fayre

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: October 19, 2012

  • A Victorian Family Fayre will be held in Louth Market Place.

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LOUTH will come alive this weekend as the town hosts the second annual Victorian Family Fayre.

The event will take place on Sunday and for the first time will extend from the Market Place down Eastgate.

The third annual event is the biggest so far hosted by Louth Town Partnership as Louth celebrates its new status as Britain's Favourite Market Town.

There will be around 100 arts, crafts and food stalls, many shops are opening especially for the day and there will be music and entertainment for all ages between 10am and 4pm.

Visitors to the fayre are invited to dress up for the occasion with prizes on offer for best lady's, men's, girl's and boy's Victorian costume.

To be eligible, competition entrants must register by 2pm at the partnership's information stand in the Market Place.

There are also prizes for the best shop window display and best stall.

Sam Phillips, Town Partnership Coordinator said: "As with the previous two Victorian Fayres organised by the Partnership, we are expecting great support from the local community and look forward to welcoming everyone.

"Our aim is to create a family fun day for our local residents and to attract more visitors to our town by promoting our strengths as Britain's Favourite Market Town."

Celebrity television auctioneer and valuer Colin Young from Thomas Mawer of Lincoln and Grantham will also be back in Louth to do more valuations at this year's event.

Colin, and his fellow auctioneer John Leat, will be donating their time for charity in conjunction with the Rotary of Club of Louth.

The duo will be found working in the foyer of Peter Rhodes electrical shop on Mercer Row and all items will be valued on the day for a nominal fee of £2 per item, with the proceeds donated to local charities.

Valuations will be carried out from 10am to 4pm. Readers with larger items can take along a photo or arrange a home visit by calling John Leat on 01522 524984.

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