Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Carters Steam fair.

On the last day of my 'respite' we went to Carters Steam fair - sadly the Messham's family Wall of Death weren't travelling with them at that time.


There are some amazing sights. The fair is made up of rides and vehicles rescued by the Carter family during the 1960's onwards as the travelling showmen were disposing of them.

The Carters met at art school and became fascinated by the traditions and the artwork the rides.

As steam became replaced by diesel, they built a fair out of the ruins until today their fair is a tradition itself. This is the steam organ on the merry-go-round;

These are the steam yachts;

And what would a fair be without some original Dodgems?

You wouldn't get me on this:

Then there was the ghost train, a real product of the 1960's, lovingly restored;

Visually amazing;

The influence here is the American comics of the '50's and 60's;

There were lots of thrills and sceams;


They have a website where you can checkout where they are performing.
Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)

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