Pinner Fair was held today for the first time since the start of the pandemic, and thousands of Harrow residents made their way to Bridge Street for the big day.
The 686 year old fair has been a popular event for Harrow residents for literally hundreds of years, and this year it lived up to its reputation by hosting one of the best events to date.
Prior to the event, when commenting on the historic Fair’s return, Lawrence Crick, Chairman of the London & Home Counties Section of the Showmen’s Guild said: “Remembering the dark days, it was a ray of light and hope for us to have been able to present a token fair, with the London Borough of Harrow’s assistance in, part of the High Street, for which we are grateful. However, now we are looking forward to presenting the full One day Fair on Wednesday 1st June.”
All the traditional rides you have come to know and love were present at the fair today, from the Ghost Train to the Waltzer, but this year there was an array of new attractions such as the Bumper Boats, a Dragon themed roller coaster and upgraded Dodgems.
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Speaking with Harrow Online, Lindsay Platt, a Pinner Fair enthusiast, said: “Without a doubt this is one of the better ones I’ve been to, it did look like the weather might spoil it but the sun came through and everyone seemed to have a good time.
”I was impressed with the police presence, that made everyone feel safe, and there was just a lovely, friendly atmosphere. After the couple of years we’ve had, it was great seeing so many families out and enjoying themselves again.”
In addition to the rides, there was an increased number of food stalls, both regulars and newbies, featuring the likes of Nutella covered donuts and Japanese street food – something for everyone to enjoy.