VIDEO: Thousands flock to Louth for the Victorian Family Fayre

Thousands of people took a step back in time on Sunday when they flocked to Louth to enjoy this year’s Victorian Family Fayre, organised by the Louth Town Partnership.

More than 100 stalls were in full swing in the Cornmarket, Market Place, Mercer Row and Eastgate, as the event took over the town centre.

Louth Victorian Family Fayre 2014.'Rodney Sellers, Chris and Rosie Jagger. EMN-141020-115703001

Louth Victorian Family Fayre 2014.'Rodney Sellers, Chris and Rosie Jagger. EMN-141020-115703001

Louth Mayor Andrew Leonard opened the event at 10am, and family entertainment took place on stage in the Market Place throughout the day, including performances from the Withern Singers, Itchy Fingers, Chain Gang, Roger Beard & Richard Papps, and a Punch & Judy show.

The Victorian Family Fayre, now in its fifth year, included a competition for the best Victorian costumes and plenty of visitors decided to embrace the theme and dress up for the day.

The Chairman of the Louth Town Partnership, Jerry Gale, hailed the success of the event and estimated that around 6,000 attended throughout the course of the day.

Mr Gale said: “The public came out to support the event and they were happy, which kept the traders happy and kept me happy. The weather was great too, which is always a factor.

“Every piece of feedback that I’ve had has been positive. The entertainment in the Market Place kept quite a few people there at the stage, and most of the seats were full throughout the day.

“I would like to thank all the local businesses who got involved and supported our tombola, the sponsors who supported the event, and everybody who came along on the day.”