SK5641 : Play darts - Goose Fair

taken 13 days ago, near to Lenton, Nottingham, Great Britain

Play darts - Goose Fair
Play darts - Goose Fair
'Score over 8 with 5 darts - any prize'. The prizes seem to be all fluffy toys. In the background is the big wheel.
Goose Fair
The first reference to a ‘goose fair’ dates from 1541 although it is known that there were regular autumn fairs in Nottingham going back to Saxon times. The name is believed to derive from the practice of herding geese from Lincolnshire for sale in the town. Since 1752 Goose Fair has been held in the first week in October and by Victorian times the trade element of the fair had diminished to be replaced by what we would now recognise as a fun fair. The venue moved in 1928 from the Old Market Square to The Forest, a recreation ground to the north of the city centre, where it has remained ever since. Today it is one of the largest travelling fairs in the country, bringing together a vast range of rides and side shows, and is a hugely popular attraction for people across the east Midlands.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fairground Attraction 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5625 4122 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.9241N 1:9.8377W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5627 4122
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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