|View from The Wheel|
For anyone who has read old posts you will know about Goose Fair and apologies. For those who haven’t here are the details. Goose Fair is held in Nottingham on the first Thursday in October for three days.
The name stems from the Geese which used to be driven into the City from Lincoln where they were sold to be fattened in time for Christmas. The earliest fair is thought to be 1284 and it was moved to October dates in 1752. The Fair has not been continuous as it was cancelled in 1646 because of the plague and during the two World Wars. It moved from the City Centre during the 1920’s to its current location just outside the city at The Forrest Recreation Ground.
It has always been a tradition in our family to go on a Friday evening and we have carried that on with our Boys. This year we took them and Eldest’s Girlfriend too! We park in the City and walk out to the fair and then when we get back go for a meal. It was a really great evening and the rain held off.
Here are a couple of pictures the first is the wheel, whilst I was waiting for them to come off the dodgems and the second is from the wheel!