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Dressing up for Jane- town celebrates Austen connections

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The town of Alton in Hampshire is celebrating Regency Week, and its connections with author Jane Austen, who lived in nearby Chawton.

Visitors had travelled from all over the country

Hundreds of people attended a Regency street fair on Saturday, many in costume.

Some had come from as far afield as America and China for the occasion.

This is the tenth Regency Week in the town, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the writer's death.