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Goose Fair has been celebrated from days of old

When geese were brought to Nottingham to be sold

Thousands would gather for the sale

While many others came just to drink the ale

With so many people gathered there

The sale gradually changed into a bustling fair

An annual celebration to be enjoyed by all

A time of entertainment when the autumn began to fall

Folk gathered to watch the wrestlers and performing bears

Feats of skill by jugglers they had practised down the years

There were side shows with freaks thought to be funny

And folk could have a laugh if they paid their entrance money

You could have your fortune told if you had a penny

The gypsies told their stories,but did not convince many

They took it in good humour,but some hoped it would come true

Especially when they were told ‘ good luck would come to you’

The barrel organ was invented,the music was loud and shrill

And this added to the pleasure of those looking for a thrill

The development of the steam engine led to the carousel

Which waits to join the action when the Lord Mayor rings the bell

At noon in the first Thursday of October in every year

The Lord Mayor gives a welcome to everybody there

They come from far and near,there is excitement in the air

The geese no longer come, but it’s still called Goose Fair

Ron Martin

Goose fair

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Goose fair smells fantastic

On the rides twisting around

October wind blows

Screaming out

Exciting, just can’t stop laughing

Flying down the track

Adventure in the bumper cars

I get bashed around

Rush to see the lights

BY PAIGE

GOOSE FAIR BY MALCOLM BRADSHAW AND THOMAS SIMS

GOOSE FAIR

Goosey- Goosey gander where do you wander

Down to the forest where the grass is so green

To the goose fair site where all can be seen

With all the smells  in the air what a wonderful atmosphere

Helter Skelter roundabouts and Dodgem cars all whirling about

Mushy peas and candy floss

children screaming as the rides go so fast

There’s Gipsie Rose Lee is reading  your  palms

Filling you up with all her charms

Big wheel so high I feel I could touch the sky

Its time to go as the goose fair lights go low

Then trailer’s packed and off they go

This year’s gone so fast

By
Thomas Sims

The coming of goose fair by Malcolm Bradshaw

Goose Fair Today

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It’s October,
It must be Goose Fair!
Around more than 700 years.

This year, starts today, ends on Sunday,
An extra day!
Funfair rides never seen before
Thrill ride favourites
The Enterprise, the Observation Wheel, closed gondolas,
Helter Skelter, carousel rides, Waltzers, Ferris wheel,
The Roller.
Enjoy stalls, treats, burgers, mushy peas, even chips.
Fun for everyone
A big loud festival

Anonymous

SCHOOL POETRY porchester school Nottingham

GOOSE FAIR 2012

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GOOSE FAIR 2013

Goose Fair is a happy place

The noise is loud and shrill

And people come from miles around

Looking for a thrill

By riding on the dodgems, the rocket and the wheel

Or even of the carousels Made of wood and steel

There’s sideshows there to entertain

With freaks that are quite funny

And there are many things to eat

That,s if you’ve got the money

The lights shine bright, the music plays

The swings go up and down

And everyone in Radford knows

The fair has come to town

In the year 2005 the fair was extended 

To include Wednesday and Sunday as well

But the fair is still opened at Thursday noon

When the lord mayor rings his bell

The council maintain that this good for the economy

But for some it can be source of disruption and misery

For we should remember the fair is a noisy and raucous affair

Which is not always appreciated by all those who live near

So if you visit and enjoy the attractions of the fair

Think about the residents who suffer disruption at this time every year

By Ron martin

It’s that time of year Goose Fairs Coming to Town

Nottingham Goose Fair 2013

Goose fair poems

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As soft as clouds, as pink as a rose, the smell of the candy floss won’t leave your nose.

It’s like a sky scraper standing proud and tall, though when I am in it I feel very small.

Whizzing as fast as the speed of light, I get a headache as I watch the sight.  (Written by Megan King)

 

Rides spinning round and round, getting closer to the ground.

Sounding like volcanoes erupting. (Written by Adrian Wagstaffe )

 

The bright lights hit her head with a bang!

She wandered over to the food van.

Rides whizzing past.

As she queues up for one rather fast.  (Written by Isobel Pye)

 

The candy floss is oh so nice, you will have to eat it twice! ( Written by Holli-Ann Beer)

EVEN SCHOOL KIDS ARE GETTING THE POETRY BUG

SO COME TO NOTTINGHAM AND HAVE SOME FUN AT THE NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR

Mystique and magical fun

Wow it is Goose Fair

Where I have arrived

A magical land

Full of glistening jewels,

That stands before my eyes

Every one lit up like

Diamonds in a crown

Like a rainbow in the sky,

The beauty is all around

Like a magnetic field,

It beckons me

To the  mystique of the big wheel,

I follow the crystals

One by one,

Every one a different colour

Enticing me to discover,

Each and every ride

Is mystique and magical fun

By Gillian Sims

LAST DAY

TO COME

TO THE WORLD FAMOUS

NOTTINGHAM

GOOSE FAIR

COME AND HAVE SOME FUN

IF YOU DARE

THANK YOU TO EVERY ONE FOR LETTING US USE THERE POETRY AND VIDEOS 

FOR  GOOSE FAIR 2012 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR  MY BE AT THE FAIR

Goose Fair for my new friend Baylei

A regiment of honking geese, 
disturb the early morning peace. 
As they are driven to the fair
by girls with flowers in their hair.

The goose fair is the great event 
and the excitement’s evident.
As Farmers, wives and serving maids
and hucksters join the great parade.

Small tinkers carts of pots and pans.
Dispute the way with caravans 
of gypsy families who meet
at the goose fair. Where they compete

with local merchants. They all try 
to persuade fair goers to buy.
The fairings that they have for sale 
gilt gingerbread and bottled ale.

Hair ribands of every hue.
“golden” rings and brooches too
At least that’s what the hucksters say.
As they attempt to make you pay.

much more than what their wares are worth.
A cause to wiser heads for mirth.
But the young will not be told 
that all that glistens is not gold.

It would be wasting time to try 
to persuade them not to buy.
What they perceive to be bargains.
Excitement has addled their brains.

There stands a stall of pewter ware
The finest value at the fair
with pots and plates of every size.
The pewtersmith does not tell lies.

There’s something to suit every taste.
Be quick, be quick no time to waste
The merchants cry in unison 
your only chance will soon be gone.

There’s games to play to test your skills 
and fat quack doctors selling pills.
Which they’re prepared to guarantee
will cure your every malady.

Your rotten tooth you can have out.
The dentist knows what he’s about
He does not claim it is pain free
but pulls it out efficiently.

There’s stalls of boots and stalls of shoes
which make it difficult to choose
from whom you’ll buy your merchandise
Prepared to haggle over price

You have to have the cash to pay
for anything you buy today.
This simple rule to everyone applies.
And woe betide the fool who tries

To steal the goods he cannot buy.
For they will raise the hue and cry.
The baying crowd will join the chase
the thief will find no hiding place.

They will harass him mercilessly 
until he’s caught eventually. 
Then he’ll be locked away to wait
his trial by the magistrate.

He has been beaten black and blue 
as angry crowds are wont to do
He faces transportation 
or even execution.

If valued at twelve pence or more
then only death will pay the score.
If it is less he will sent
to some far distant settlement.

Where he must labour for the time
that was thoughtmete to fit his crime.
The angry crowd have had their fun
and soon forget what they have done.

They drift away as twilight falls
completely deaf now to the calls
of merchant who still have goods to sell.
They make for home with tales to tell.

The merchants must remove their stalls
although outside the city walls
They must be gone by break of day 
or they will have a fee to pay.

The fair is over for this year.
The finest Goose Fair anywhere.
The local worthies proudly boast 
about the Goose Fair which they host.

It has been held for centuries 
and still today it guarantees
a fun filled day for families
Although today you see few geese.

3-Jul-08

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WE WILL GET YOU THERE NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR DO NOT MISS A SINGLE RIDE ENJOY THE FUN OF THE FAIR

TRAM NETWORK GETS READY FOR GOOSE FAIR

28 Sep 2012

Visitors to Nottingham’s most famous annual event can take advantage of a fantastic travel offer on the city’s tram network.

The popular Family Ticket has been re-introduced for the duration of the Goose Fair, offering families of up to five, including two adults, a day of unlimited travel for just £5.

Families and other visitors can simply glide into Forest Park to join in the fun at the fair that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the UK and beyond.

Due to the scale of the event, the tram network’s Forest park and ride site will be closed temporarily to make way for the festivities.

Although the tram stop remains open, the car park will be inaccessible to vehicles between 6.00pm on Saturday, September 29 to 6.00am on Wednesday, October 10.

However, around 2,000 spaces will be available at four other park and ride locations around the city.

Visitors to the fair, and anyone who uses the tram more regularly, can also take advantage of a special Kangaroo ticket if they need to combine their journey with train or bus travel.

Florian Le Loroux, Marketing Manager at NET explained: “At any time, the tram offers the easiest and most convenient way to get around the city centre but when there’s such a huge event taking place it makes more sense than ever.

“However, due to the size of the Goose Fair, and depot extension work at the Wilkinson Street site, there’ll be a reduction in the amount of parking spaces available.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we would also like to remind motorists that park and ride spaces are reserved for tram users only.”

Goose Fair last year 2011

Goose Fair


It it’s October,
It must be Goose Fair!
Around more than 700 years.
This year, started Wednesday, ended Sunday,
An extra day!
Funfair rides never seen before
Thrill ride favourites
The Enterprise, the Observation Wheel, closed gondolas,
Helter Skelter, carousel rides, Waltzers, Ferris wheel,
The Roller.
Enjoy stalls, treats, burgers, mushy peas, even chips.
Fun for everyone
A big loud festival.

A deconstruction poem by Ellie O, James, Tom, Nakai, Haziq and Ellie:

A QUICK LOOK AROUND NOTTINGHAM’S GOOSE FAIR

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