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Thursday, 6-Oct-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Opening of the 711th Goose Fair, Nottingham

 
 
 
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Opening of the 711th Goose Fair, Nottingham

The official opening today at noon, with the Sheriff of Nottingham, The Lord Mayor, and assorted dignitaries from the Showman's Guild etc .....

Goose Fair is one of Europe's largest travelling fairs, with more than 150 rides and 450 games and exhibitions to thrill and amuse.

A Charter granted in 1284 by Edward I authorised the burgesses of Nottingham to hold a fair on the eve of the feast of St Edmund and for twelve days following. Another fair mentioned was the St Mathew's Fair held on September 21st which supposedly dates back to Anglo Saxon times. However the main fair for the people of Nottingham in terms of trade and economy was the Lenton Fair held at Lenton Priory from 1164 onwards.

In the middle ages Lenton Priory fair overshadowed the Goose Fair in size and importance, Harrisons Calendar of Fairs for 1587 mentions the Lenton Fair but not the Goose Fair. However Nottingham competed with its local rival and the arrival of over 20,000 Geese from the Fens in Lincolnshire to be sold.


For last years pictures of the event, check out:
http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=230725
http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=233168
http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=233182


More background to the event http://www.nottinghamgoosefair.co.uk

Fairground Association of Great Britain http://www.fagb.co.uk

Showman's Guild http://www.showmensguild.com


also, While the Goose Fair is on, there are a pile more 'fringe' events in the city.

Goose Fringe Festival http://www.nottinghamfringe.com

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Although this is supposed to be a fair and a celebration, a minutes silence was observered in the middle of the opening ceremony, to remember the murder of Danielle Beccan. A 14 year old girl, shot dead in St Anns on the way home from last years Goose Fair. Bastards!

Shooting of Danielle Beccan :: Nottinghamshire Police Press Conf
http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=233123

Nottingham Stands Together [on gun crime]
http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=243824

Danielle Beccan Funeral
http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=261329

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Wednesday, 5-Oct-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Hearts found in Radford

 
 
Hearts found in Radford

I dunno, you get up in the morning, and discover folks have painted hearts all over your gate .....

Well, it was a bit 'plain' before really

Whatever next


Tuesday, 4-Oct-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
A Tatty Morris 1000, but with soul

 
 
 
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A Tatty Morris 1000, but with soul

Found in St Anns, Nottingham this afternoon, clearly a music fan.


Monday, 3-Oct-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Polizei, found in Forest Fields Nottingham

 
 
 
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Polizei, found in Forest Fields Nottingham

Dienen und Schutzen

well, there you are, this is something like 'protect and serve' from German.

Bit scary me thinks .......


Sunday, 2-Oct-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
This phone tackles Fly-tipping and Aggressive Begging etc

 
 
 
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This phone tackles Fly-tipping and Aggressive Begging etc

Not to mention graffiti and intimidating behaviour

Isn't it amazing what a phone can do. Personally, I thought communities did this ......


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