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Marlborough Mop

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A man wearing a ceremonial robe sits in the car of a fairground rideThe Little Mop returns to Marlborough.

On Saturday, 9 October our Mayor and Town Crier were invited by Billy Whitelegg of the Showmen's Guild to open the Mop Fair. 

After the usual proclamation from Town Crier Mike Tupman, Town Mayor Councillor Mark Cooper followed in the footsteps of his father, former Mayor Maurice Cooper, to welcome this much loved-event back to the town.  President of the Showmen's Guild Western Section, Tommy Charles, was pleased to be back after a difficult period for everyone.

 
By tradition, children present at the opening had the opportunity to enjoy free rides along with the Mayor, who was also joined on the Sizzler by Mace Bearers Barry Mercer and Bob Dobie.  
If you missed it, don't forget 'Big Mop' will return on Saturday 16 October 2021.

To read about the ceremonial event held in 2020, click here

A man in a ceremonial blue coat and tricorn hat reads aloud from a scroll
several men stand on a fairground ride, many in ceremonial robes.  A man is speaking into a microphone
A fairground ride is in progress
A man in ceremonial dress and a small girl enjoy a fairground ride
A man in red robes is seated in the car of a fairground ride
Two men in ceremonial robes pull faces as a fairground ride begins
People walk between fairground stalls
A row of people stand on the step of a fairground ride
A fairground ride swings people around a pole at a great height
Candies, sweets and toffee apples for sale
A man in a red robe prepares to throw a small ball at a stack of tin cans
Two men stand holding a large cuddly toy
A man and woman smile at the camera.  They hold a large soft toy unicorn
A small child is accompanied by two men in ceremonial dress
A street scene - colourful stalls line a street behind a large ferris wheel

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