Hilly Fields Fun Fair, Monday 30th August

The Fun Fair returns to Hilly Fields this Bank Holiday Monday. The dodgem trucks are currently unloading awkwardly around the cricket square.

17 comments:

tracy said...

I thought it would be off because of the cricket pitch but wey hey carny fun for all!

The Cat Man said...

Yo

Anonymous said...

Yay!

Mung candy floss please

Anonymous said...

The ground will be in ruins when they leave.wet weather and heavy vehicles spells disaster.

lb said...

Luckily the weather forecast for the weekend is dry, eh? The rain will be gone by tomorrow.

Monkeyboy said...

It's a fair. In a public park. It's been done before for erm.....100+ years? I think the park can cope with a few ruts, if indeed there are any.

Anonymous said...

MB I believe the fair has only been there for a few years.Certainly not a 100.

Monkeyboy said...

Yeeeeesssss.... Fairs in parks have been around for a100+ years though, or is the grass in Hilly Fields especially vulnerable? I confidently predict some ruts, dead grass and various lumps and bumps. I also predict that the park will recover. If hilly fields resembles the Somme on. A bad day if a few weeks time you can say told you so.

Anonymous said...

But will it still be allowed if the cricket pitch is ever finished.

Anonymous said...

Fun Fairs on Hillyfields have attracted problems in the past.

Gangs of yoofs keen on resolving their parochial rivalries.

Given that this area has a recent spate of serious incidents lately, it would not be unreasonable to expect something more serious happening that a bit of bruised grass.

Still, can't be as bad as this little frightener from the good old days.

Take a ride on the Brighton ghost train with Pinky? A one way trip and no mistake...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOfRPeqBEQ8

Mb said...

Well given that the fair is going ahead while the cricket pitch area is currently fenced off I'd say yes. Anything else you'd like to pour cold water on?

Anonymous said...

Yep, you

Letitbe said...

Oh - get a name anon. Any one will do.

lb said...

Ah, retro juvenile gangsters - something no good fun-fair is complete without.

I've never seen the ground look especially churned up after previous fairs and doubt it will have any problems now. It seemed to handle the Summer Fair and the hundreds of flaneurs walking all over it well enough.

Monkeyboy said...

Are you mad? Have you not read anons comments? It will be turned into a quagmire, dogs and small children will be sucked into the ouze never to be seen again. And let's not minimise the threat for youthful, skateboarding malcontents rolling down the paths scattering the elderly while necking meow, meow. Heavens knows what HH will make of it.

Headhunter said...

For the record I never used the word "malcontents" or claimed that skaters were anything other than kids on errm, skateboards. Try to remember what I said if you want to quote me....

lb said...

"will be turned into a quagmire, dogs and small children will be sucked into the ouze never to be seen again"

On the other hand, this could have the beneficial side effect of lessening the amount of dog turds lying around. The deeper, the better, then...

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