King’s Lynn mart’s on its way

The King's Lynn Mart 2016 at night. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The King's Lynn Mart 2016 at night. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The fair has traditionally been held in the Tuesday Market Place for more than 800 years.

The Mart under way in 2001. Picture: John Hocknell

The Mart under way in 2001. Picture: John Hocknell - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

Showmen and women are expected to start setting up their rides for this year's event on Sunday.

Lynn Mart traditionally opens on Valentine's Day and continues for around a fortnight. This year's opening ceremony will be at noon on Tuesday, February 14, when dignitaries take to the dodgems.

Oyez, oyez - the Mart opens in 1977. Picture: Archant

Oyez, oyez - the Mart opens in 1977. Picture: Archant

As well as thousands of thrillseekers and a kaleidoscope of lights and sounds, the fair is also reckoned to bring 'Mart weather', with its arrival heralding a cold snap.


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