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£1 to get in? Seems fair to most for spectacular Peterborough funfair

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Back in 1947 when the Thurston family began their funfair little would they have realised that 76 years later it would still be drawing in the crowds.

It may not be a large as it once was, but as can seen by the colourful illumination at The Embankment, Peterborough, it still has pulling power.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

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The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

A few dissenting noises on social media have queried the £1 admission price but since the economics of survival, and even prospering, in this day and age is down to them, that’s a matter for individual choice.

For most it’s a small price to pay – even if its for trip down memory lane and you just want to stroll and gape.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

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The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

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The rides, most certainly, have changed, and for those tempted there are 10 adult rides, 12 children’s rides and loads of stalls with prizes.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

Thurston’s believes “there’s something for everyone so fetch your family to the funfair” and the proof of the pudding, of course, is their customers agree and return regularly to support them.

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The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

CambsNews photographer Terry Harris dropped in to sample to visual splendour.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

The fun fair arrives in Peterborough. Both aerial and ground level shots of different rides.,
City Centre, Peterborough
Thursday 15 June 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

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And on the eve of their final day, Thurston’s have a spectacular fireworks celebration tonight (Saturday) for which admission is £2.

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