All the fun of the fair!

Bridlington Autum Fair'PA1142-20j'Tilly Driver 2
Bridlington Autum Fair'PA1142-20j'Tilly Driver 2

THRILL-SEEKERS old and young enjoyed all the fun of the fair when it rolled into town.

Dozens of rides were on offer at Hilderthorpe Coach Park, with new arrivals Freak Out and Rhythm Master making their Bridlington debut alongside traditional favourites such as the carousel and cups and saucers.

Bridlington Autum Fair'PA1142-20f'Fynn Irvine 6, Freya Irvine 6, Olivia Booth 6

Bridlington Autum Fair'PA1142-20f'Fynn Irvine 6, Freya Irvine 6, Olivia Booth 6

The fair was officially opened by Bridlington Mayor Coun Cyril Marsburg last Wednesday and boasted more attractions than ever, but Matthew Morley, chairman of the Yorkshire section of the Showmen’s Guild, admitted that visitor numbers have declined over the last two-years.

He said: “Unfortunately business wasn’t as good as it had been in previous years.

“There was plenty of top class attractions there, but I think that the downturn economic climate is affecting everything and we didn’t get as many people there as we’d have liked.

“But we did get quite a few youngsters coming down and we look forward to coming back again next year.”

Bridlington Autum Fair'PA1142-20g'Kaden Long 3, Ethan Long 2

Bridlington Autum Fair'PA1142-20g'Kaden Long 3, Ethan Long 2

Officers from Bridlington’s neighbourhood policing team patrolled the fair and no major crime incidents were reported.