Dismantling the Abingdon Michaelmas Fair

October 10, 2018

Abingdon Fair
By 11.30 pm on Tuesday the dismantling of the fair was well underway. I decided that I would not walk across the Market Place at it was so full of activity, with rides being put away quicker than they were put up.
Abingdon Fair
Great care was taken with the big expensive rides. They were collapsed and folded into shapes that fitted into a lorry. A man put on a harness and went on a lift to the top of the high swing roundabout to collapse the large tower from the top down.

Taking longer than most was the stall that sold only doughnuts. It took time to serve the queue, and afterwards the man was cleaning all his equipment with care.
Abingdon Fair
Today was very warm and sunny for October. On the Market Place the fair was gone, replaced by the van from Smokefreelife Oxfordshire. They provide a 12 week treatment plan, combining behavioural support with nicotine replacement therapy, free of charge if you live in Oxfordshire.

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  • 1. Hester  |  October 12, 2018 at 8:21 am

    If any blog-readers have great photos of the Fair, why not enter them into the Friends of Abingdon competition – details on our website http://www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk.Good prize on offer!

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