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Welcome Perroist to nottstalgia.

Yes Goose Fair used to open Thursday lunch time and used to be open by the mayor, who would say ""I am the Mayor who open's this fair, for 3 days , and 3 days only,"  

when they stated to open for longer i think it still doe's open first Thusday in October but it now open for nearly a week. Then Covid came along also I think that the council (if I remembr) wanted to almost charge the stall holders about 3 times what they were paying  So last year NO FAIR not sure if its gone for good just another nail. knocked in for Nottingham.

I hope this year it will return, allthough I see you live in Aus if you came back for a visit I'm sure you would not reconise much that goes on now at the fair.  The side shows all gone, cakewalk gone Wall of Death gone and more, but it is stlii on the Forest. If any of this post is wrong some member will tell me.

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Hi Stavertongirl  thanks for telling me about the cakewalk being at Goose Fair,  just a quick story Friday night 8th Oct 1965 the following day was my wedding day, any way all the ladies had just had

Now the kids go round Donington Park after the rock concert and collect all the decent abandoned tents and sell them on  eBay 

David, yeah good intent to make money

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It used to be eight days, then three days, and it's now four. The council, desperate as ever to screw the public proposed fencing the fair and charging an entrance fee. Apparently the showmen rejected the idea, but it wouldn't surprise me to find the council have their way.

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Cakewalk was at Goose Fair the year before covoid started. We walked past it.

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Hi Stavertongirl  thanks for telling me about the cakewalk being at Goose Fair,  just a quick story Friday night 8th Oct 1965 the following day was my wedding day, any way all the ladies had just had too much to drink, so being from Nottingham and Goose fair being on the forest, decided to go. Come on girls lets all go on the big wheel,  the chair me and my sister in law were in had stopped at the top!! Oh! said my sister in law  I don't feel very well and with that she leaned over the side, well I won't go into detals we climbed off the wheel and did not say a word. Right ladies next cakewalk well there was about 20 of us and you should have seen the sights, most of us fell down, and a few others were not to  well but laugh we laughed and laughed, that night i think all of us went home with wet pants be cause we just could not stop laughing. Those were the days.

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Don't think so Ian age won't let me.  Hearts willing but my body says no!

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Got some nice video footage from last time I visited the Nottingham Goose fair Noddy ! I'll allus let you have a look and what's more, I won't charge you. :-)

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ohhhh!  you are cheeky but I like you.

 

 

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On 10/5/2015 at 2:40 AM, Blondie said:

Was away last week, but got to see the Goose Fair this evening for a while, just had a walk around and soaked up the atmosphere, I have always loved it..............People come on trips from all over everywhere to spend time here, we are lucky to have such an event here in Nottingham..........

How many of us used to go down to the goose fair site as kids when they cleared off ? Looking for dropped pennies and coconuts , or any other treasure you could find , me and my brother did , we'd walk there from the old st ann well area.

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Hook a duck , to be honest that's the only bit of fishing I've ever done in my whole  life, except for catching sticklebacks and gudjeon down the river trent !

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Now the kids go round Donington Park after the rock concert and collect all the decent abandoned tents and sell them on  eBay 

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David, yeah good intent to make money

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