Photo of Joel Bunn’s Tagada at Market Deeping

Satisfactory business for three fairs in three counties

It was a case of satisfactory business at three mid-October fairs in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire.

The Riverside car park at St Neots (Cambridgeshire) provided the venue for James W Harris’s presentation. Situated between a main route into town, the River Great Ouse and a short walk over the bridge from the town centre, it is a prominent site.

James and his tenants said that after a quiet start on the Thursday evening business picked up noticeably for the remainder of the four day stay (October 14 to 17). At the town end, John Woodward’s Gold Mine Runaway Train had a very authentic wild west appearance as John keeps adding more detail each time we see it.

Photo of John Woodward’s Gold Mine Runaway Train at St Neots
John Woodward’s Gold Mine Runaway Train at St Neots

Over the same dates as St Neots, but slightly smaller than usual, Earl Shilton Wakes Fair (Leicestershire) was built at the top of the Wood Street Community Park due to the soft condition of the ground. John Barker told us that business had got off to a decent start. A newcomer was Ashley Rogers’ Midnight Express Matterhorn.

Larry Gray & Sons returned to the John Eve recreation ground at Market Deeping (Lincolnshire) from October 13 to 17. Oliver Gilbey’s Bounce Jump & Smile was a popular newcomer and Jonathan Scarrott’s High Flyer provided the ideal beacon for the fair at the Tesco end. Saturday saw families out enjoying the fair while Joel Bunn’s Tagada drew the teenagers to the far end of the park.

Photo of Larry Gray Jnr’s Waltzer at Market Deeping
Larry Gray Jnr’s Waltzer at Market Deeping

Main rides and attractions – St Neots

James W Harris’ Dodgems, Waltzer, Joker Miami and Crooked Cottage

Spencer Smart’s Orbiter and Crazy Jungle Fun House

Photo of Spencer Smart’s Orbiter at St Neots
Spencer Smart’s Orbiter at St Neots

John Woodward Snr’s Gold Mine Runaway Train

H Harris’ The Zoo Maze

Main rides and attractions – Earl Shilton

Jonathan Barker’s Hot Wheels Dodgems and Extreme Jump & Smile

Ashley Rogers’ Midnight Express Matterhorn

Jordan Cotton’s Ice Kingdom Mirror Maze

Main rides and attractions – Market Deeping

Larry Gray Jnr’s Waltzer

Sheldon Gray’s Twist

Darren Boxall’s The Cage Meteorite

Jonathan Scarrott’s High Flyer (Star Flyer)

Joel Bunn’s Tagada

Oliver Gilbey’s Bounce Jumper and Aqua Labyrinth Maze

John Fowkes’ Ghost Train

Larry Jnr & Natalie Rose Gray’s Circus Madness Fun House

James Gilbey’s Crooked Cottage

Main photo: Joel Bunn’s Tagada at Market Deeping

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