Goose Fair, Nottingham

Goose Fair is one of the UK’s largest and oldest fairs and has been held annually, in the Autumn, for more than eight-hundred years. Originally located in the Old Market Square in the centre of Nottingham, it started as a traditional, livestock-trading market and was particularly known for its cheese and the sale of thousands of geese that were driven (walked) there from Lincolnshire. Today, it is simply a funfair but on a grand scale. This photograph, taken in the early 1900s, is a fascinating study of the fashion of the time and it’s interesting how many people are taking notice of the photographer, Today, we would either ignore him (almost certainly a man) or challenge his right to take our photo.

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