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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

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

The coming of goose fair by Malcolm Bradshaw

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

“Fairground Attraction”

“Fairground Attraction” Size 12×12″ Acrylics on Canvas
Exhibition:From 24th September 2013 Studio 61 Gallery, Studio 61 Gallery,
Leashaw  Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5AT 01629 534532

ImageMy latest painting is inspired by the famous Nottingham “Goose Fair”. I was asked by a local company in Nottingham if I’d like my art featured on their website for September 2013 they also featured one of my paintings last year “The Great British Mini”  www.artbymandy.com.

Debbie Mawhinney Directorat The New Fat www.thenewfat.co.uk  suggested I tie in an event or similar that would occur in Nottingham, I agreed to do some research and on my findings I decided the Nottingham Goose Fair would be a good choice and so Debbie happily agreed and changed my feature date to October.

The Goose Fair ties in with autumn one of my favourite seasons and the very famous event. I also lived in Nottinghamshire for a while as a child and later again as a teenager it couldn’t be a more perfect choice I really love to find connections.

I researched further and found that the Goose Fair had been running for over 700 years. It all began at the time of King Edward l in 1284 and began as a trade fair for animals, farmers would paint the feet of their geese with tar and walk them more than 50 miles or more to the fair. Over the years entertainment and stalls were added and eventually travellers brought their attractions and thus The Goose Fair became a “Fairground Attraction” and always at the beginning of October, it is now the biggest fair held in Europe with over 100 attractions. Last but not least there is also a famous painting by Artist Arthur Spooner “The Nottingham Goose Fair” 1926 and sold by Christies in 2004. The paintings is now exhibited at Nottingham Castle.

It would be just perfect to recreate my own larger version in the not too distant future.

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

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

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

NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR RIDES 2011

Goose Fair last year 2011

Goose Fair

Goose Fair has been celebrated from days of old

When geese came to Nottingham to be sold

Thousands would gather together for the sale

Whilst many people came just to drink the ale

With so many people gathered there

The sale gradually changed into a bustling fair

An annual celebrations to be enjoyed by all

A time for entertainment when autumn mists began to fall

Folk gathered to watch the wrestlers and the performing bears

Feats of skill by jugglers they had practiced down the years 

There were side shows with freaks thought to be funny

And folk could have a laugh if they paid the entrance Money

You could get your fortune told if you paid a penny

The gypsies told their stories but did not convince many

They were taken in good humour, and some hoped it would come true

Especially when they were told ” Good luck will come to you”

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

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

The development of the steam engine led to the carousel

Which wants to join the action when the lord mayor rings the bell

At noon on the first Thursday in October every year

The lord mayor gives a welcome to everybody there

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

The geese no longer come , but they still call it Goose Fair

By Ron Martin

SO COME THIS YEAR TO NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR AND HAVE SOME FUN

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