Thrills and spills as funfair rolls back into Kettering

John Bugg at Kettering Feast Fair in 2011
John Bugg at Kettering Feast Fair in 2011
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Organisers have promised a mixture of tradition and new excitement as an annual funfair rolls back into town.

The Kettering feast funfair starts on Friday, June 28, and runs every day except Sunday until Saturday, July 6.

Run by John Thurston and Son, the fair is held at the recreation ground in Northampton Road – where the original John Thurston was born in a caravan about 100 years ago.

John Bugg, director of the fair, said it always received a warm welcome from residents.

He said: “It’s always popular. Our company has been providing the fair there for more than 50 years at the same time of year.

“It’s the traditional Kettering feast fair, but we do try to change things around each year so there’s a variety. Also we have got a really good selection of thrill rides this year.”

Among them are rides named Oblivion, Twister and the 150 feet-tall Stealth Bomber, as well as favourites such as the dodgems. All adult rides are charged at £1.50 per person.

As well as the rides, there will be food stalls and a variety of skill games.

The fair is open on weekdays from 6pm and on Saturdays from 2pm. Money off vouchers are currently available in some shops and schools in Kettering.