Albert John Evans returned to Huddersfield recently by bringing his annual funfair to Ravensknowle Park, and with it a host of new attractions.
Opening over one weekend from Wednesday 3 to Sunday 7 August, this particular fair has always been a popular one and was also greeted by some nice weather.
That said, attendances were not quite up to their usual standard, and when we visited the ground on the Saturday afternoon which is usually busy, it was strangely quiet.
Situated alongside the busy Wakefield Road, there is no shortage of houses in the area or cars passing the park.
A fair which opened here back in May enjoyed a very good turn out, and there was no obvious reason why this visit did not enjoy similar business levels.
Usually, Albert is on hand with his own equipment here, but due to commitments at the coast where he was open with his waltzer and Twist, the door was open for some new attractions to come in.
Albert’s Twist usually occupies the ground’s central position, but new on this occasion was Brooklyn Beach’s Sky Fall lifting Paratrooper. The ride is no stranger to Yorkshire, however, having been travelled extensively around the area by James Finnie for three seasons until it was sold in 2013.
Another newcomer was Rae Wilson’s Rhythm Dancer Miami, and this was one ride which had never opened in the area before, having been travelled in the south by Shane Rowland until Rae acquired the machine last September.
Dunny Tucker’s waltzer replaced Albert’s Atmosfear Creator version, while other attractions at this nice looking fair included:
- Matthew Dowse’s Sizzler Twist
- Asa Johnson’s Funfair Crazy fun hous
- Ryan James Bradley’s attractive Dragon coaster, which was also a first-time visitor to Huddersfield.
Main photo: Brooklyn Beach’s Sky Fall lifting Paratrooper was back in Yorkshire for the first time in nearly a decade at Ravensknowle Park fair.