Category Archives: The Nottingham Goose Fair

The Goose Fair a Personal Perspective of a Non-native

by Ross Parish When I arrived in Nottingham nearly twenty years this week – I remember because of the two things of I knew about of this new city before I arrived – obviously Robin Hood and perhaps less instantly … Continue reading

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A Cock-on-a-Stick and Mushy Peas

by Frank E Earp In our modern multi-cultural society, the many food stalls on Nottingham’s Goose Fair now sell a wide variety of take-away meals. Walking along the road past the Pavilion at the top end of The Forest, – … Continue reading

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Goose Fair: More Rides

The drawing power of the Fair was so great that Madame Tussaud brought her collection of life-size wax figures to the Old Exchange, Nottingham, in 1819 and 1829. It was 1s (5p) to go in, compared with a halfpenny or … Continue reading

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Goose Fair: Rides and Stalls

Goose Fair the longest running fair in the country was granted by charter King Edward I, in 1284 that a fair will be in Nottingham once a year, The official opening is signified at noon on the first day by … Continue reading

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Goose Fair: Tickling the Taste Buds

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 … Continue reading

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Nottingham Goose Fair in Pictures: Pictorial of over 100 Years

Goose Fair is traditionally held in Nottingham on the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of October every year. Although for the past few years it has started with a special charity night on the Wednesday. It is thought that the … Continue reading

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Origins of Nottingham’s Goose Fair

by Joe Earp The goose is perhaps dearer to the hearts of the good folk of Nottingham, – young and old – as the symbol of the much celebrated Goose Fair. The Fair, – at least in name – has … Continue reading

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