Nottingham Goose Fair

 

Nottingham Goose Fair is held on The Forest Recreation Ground during the first week of October each year.  It is purely a funfair and no longer has any association with geese or any other livestock.  The fair attracts numerous small  independent funfair operators to form what is the largest gathering of its kind in the country.  Most years see the addition of new rides, but there are those that still come that were there sixty years ago when I was just a small child.  It has far more atmosphere in the evening  but that doesn't easily lend itself to photography, so all these shots were taken on Friday 5th October which turned out to be (For Goose Fair), an unusually lovely sunny day.

The fair is said to date back 700 years and up until 1928 it was held in The Old Market Square.  Despite strong public objections this location was abandoned by the city council because it was felt that such a fair was not in keeping with the grand new council house.

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