Nottingham Goose Fair 1984
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Format: DVD
Release Date: 
Exempt from classification
Region coding: 
Not region coded
Running Time: 
107 minutes
Diesel & Onion Productions

From the back sleeve:

"This is the first film I made of Nottingham Goose Fair using the then new Sony Betamax video camera. It had a glass tube and a separate recording unit for the tape, which caused structural damage to your shoulder. What you see is completely edit free, I've kept the sound as it was, you'll recognise some of the voices off camera perhaps, and listen to those Gardiner diesels!

The fair itself was significant. It was the first appearance of the ex-Charles Thurston's Orbiter in James Mellors' ownership on site 2, and the first for Steven's Alpine Express, the new breed of Matterhorn. 'Ghostbusters!' was the tune on all the rides, and echoes of the past arrived in the form of Billy Hill's Yachts. There were four Ark/Speedways, never again would this ride feature in these numbers, this being the last appearance of the colourful Orton ark of John Meakin on site 3. Eight waltzers, a skid, and the penultimate appearance of Johnny Scott's Ghost Train made up a fair of real atmosphere on the Forest. Even the back wall was intact and trees lined Noel Street. Look out for showland personalities - Michael Collins, Charles Thurston, James Crow and Rowland Scott amongst many could be in there somewhere!"

Inside the DVD is a facsimile of a World's Fair report of the 1984 Goose Fair, along with a plan of the site and a list of all riding machines, shows and juvenile machines.

A real collector's item.

Condition: Very good.

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