At the Nottingham Goose Fair most people remember the fair for mushy peas, mint sauce, candy floss and of course the rides and beautiful show of lights.
These next few items are for those who can not “remember”, what they look like.
The mushy pea stall with its smell of a coal fire and peas with mint sauce.
The only other place I have had mushy peas with mint sauce was, some of you may remember, Central Market while out doing the Saturday shop.
The burgers, hot dogs with onions are one of my faviorite stalls but they seem to have sprung up every where.
Ray Brooks at his Cocks-on-sticks stall established in 1890, possibly the oldest surviving stall at the fair.
We’re very sorry but the smell of the cooking burgers, Hot dogs, peas, and toffee apples has been removed from this web page as it was driving us nuts!
Original article by Pete Woodward (Broxtowe Hundred) and Paul Nix (Nottingham Hidden History Team) February 2003.