I am a huge fair of Carter’s Vintage Steam Fair – recently been featured in Bobcat’s current favourite movie, Paddington 2 – so when they are around, we will surely show up. I remember the first time we went about 6 years ago, as a date with my future husband. It’s still one of my favourite memories of the period when we started to go out. I was totally blown away as a vintage lover: the perfect condition of these wonderful vintage rides, seemingly much loved, restored and running by people who care. I just love everything about it: it’s suitable for all ages, the loud rockabilly music playing everywhere, the friendly ride attendants and all the tiny details of it! Even the vintage food waggons are great and you can buy all sort of old school fair favourites like candy floss, hot dog, fish and chips, ice cream and doughnuts. It’s a unique, travelling vintage steam fair was founded in 1977 and it is still a family run, small business carrying the founder’s, John Carter’s legacy. They are travelling around the UK from Easter till Bonfire Night – it is also the largest travelling fun fair in the world.
So naturally, when they got in touch about collaborating on my blog I was super excited – this is not an exaggeration, ask my hubby! I normally look up the Hersham dates every year beforehand and put them in my diary, as that is the closest location to us.
So last weekend we went along ad had lots of fun. Luckily the weather was on the same page with us and didn’t rain. Here are the photos, I think they capture the magic of this unique steam fair.
As I’m uploading the pictures I’m still humming Lollipop 🙂 And this is the face you pull when you’re not getting the red Austin. Next time, baby!
This is a collaborative post.
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