Summer Memories: Carters Traditional Steam Fair at Wandsworth Common

25 Sep

Any July baby knows two things – 1. It never rains on your birthday and 2. You’d better do something great while the sun’s still shining.

Carters Steam Fair 2011 - Far too excited!

So for my big 21st birthday I rented an apartment for some of my closest friends. During our time there we popped to Wandsworth Common – where they had the annual ‘Carters Traditional Steam Fair‘.

Carters Steam Fair 2011

The fair which has been owned by the same family for generations comes to the common each summer to give attendees the chance to experience an old 1940’s fun fair powered on the most part by steam!

Carters Steam Fair 2011

We had ‘The Wall of Death’ stage show, classic dodge ’ems, an arcade, carousel, banana swings complete with a vintage ice-cream van (which, of course we made use of.)

Carters Steam Fair 2011

Carters Steam Fair 2011 Wandsworth Common

Carters Steam Fair 2011 Wandsworth Common

The Royal Berkshire born fun fair is on throughout the year in a number of locations. It’s currently lighting up sunny Surrey – a beautiful county situated just south of London.

Carters Steam Fair 2011 Wandsworth Common

If you every hear that the steam fair is going to be in a place near you and you tick any of the following boxes:
Vintage lover 
Anglophile
-Fun-seeking family
-or Big kid

I woud certainly advise you to go!

Carters Steam Fair 2011 Wandsworth Common

Carters Steam Fair 2011 Wandsworth Common

Carters Steam Fair 2011 Wandsworth Common

Carters Steam Fair 2011 Wandsworth Common

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