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In pictures: Crowds flock to Beacon Park as traditional funfair comes to Lichfield

All the fun of the traditional fair came to Lichfield over the weekend.

Carter’s Steam Fair – the world’s largest traditional travelling funfair – visited Beacon Park with thousands of visitors enjoying the sunshine, rides and attractions.

See pictures below by Josh Latimer Photography:

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  1. AnnS

    23rd July, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Fantastic! Brought back memories. The colours, the sounds and the smell of the steam engines. Enjoyed several rides. Especially enjoyed the Dodgems. It was lovely to see so many generations of families having fun.

  2. AgitatorofPeople

    23rd July, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Brilliant fair, Carters staff were properly into it, one stall was made by the guy drawing in the crowd with his banter as the punter was knocking cans down with each throw, found myself smiling all the way around, and all of the old vehicles and rides, immaculate and superbly painted, if you missed it, go see it if it comes back again next year, you wont be disappointed.

  3. Kieran Alford

    23rd July, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I went last year with Mum and Dad and decided that rather than a bricks and mortar property I’d like my future home to be a vintage caravan in fact right now I’m 3 months away from turning 34 but if I had the money then I’d buy myself a vintage caravan and see out the remaining years (hopefully decades to be precise) of my life living in it both working from home and travelling around the UK and Ireland.