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
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 enthusiasts...you 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.