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The Fair

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wondering
wondering
30 Aug 2010 09:57

Walked over the lawn at 3.30 Bank Holiday Monday, the fair staff looked bored. Only the bouncy thingy and that up in the sky ride had people on. I wonder if visitors would prefer the lawn as we see it the rest of the year? I always thought they come to Dawlish to get away from all that noise, to be by the river and the peace. I dont think the fair shows Dawlish in the right light, but no doubt I am wrong.

RWD
RWD
30 Aug 2010 10:04

I agree with Wondering. When i was walking home from Gentlemans Cove I stepped in someones discarded candy floss. My doggy enjoyed licking it off my shoe, but that's not the point. The fair should be out of season not bank holiday week. I liked the hook a duck though. And I liked watching the butch lesbian CEO ticketing 3 cars on Marine Parade this lunch time. I wouldn't mess with her, no way Jose.

Dave The Estate Agent
Dave The Estate Agent
30 Aug 2010 11:32

I agree the fair was empty. Had a wander across the lawns and thought it a real shame that we don't have the grass to relax in on a BH weekend, I took my picnic to the cove instead, far more peaceful

Smokey
Smokey
30 Aug 2010 11:46

Think the Fair would be better off at the Warren

RWD
RWD
30 Aug 2010 12:44

Martin as usual makes a good point, but I reckon that the DTC should force the fair to set up the waltzers in a field in the Shutterton Lane area as this would be a much better place for it. Come on DTC, sort it out! Dawlish Lawn definitely should be a local park for local people, apart from the dirty wino's (no, not the Swan regulars), who should be exported to somewhere like Australia. Or the Isle of Wight.

Smokey
Smokey
31 Aug 2010 04:47

All gone, yippee peace and quiet !!!!

wondering
wondering
31 Aug 2010 04:59

Good! Has there ever been on the lawn something different on a Bank Holiday ..like a Vintage Car show, old buses or something alike? I bet there would be plenty of people around yesterday had there been and it would not be a noisy racket! If those monster fair trucks can get on the lawn so can anything else!

Smokey
Smokey
31 Aug 2010 05:34

Quite agree, time for something different, than the fair, it has its place but not in the centre of our town(which is the only bit of green space) on the lawn wich belongs to us. How about Teignbridge putting it out the Warren on the end car park near St. Marys, would be more appropriate and then it might give us all some peace, may I also suggest that the Carnival Committee dispenses with their services as well, and engage in something more like we used to have

RWD
RWD
31 Aug 2010 06:10

I agree with Martin that we don't need the fair money and that we should have a local carnival for local people. I'm all for putting up a wall around Dawlish like they have in that West Bank place I seen on the telly. I've got loads of time on my hands and would be more than happy to man the barricades! Rise up people of Dawlish.

Smokey
Smokey
31 Aug 2010 08:15

LOL I feel you are taking the proverbial now

RWD
RWD
31 Aug 2010 10:43

No not all Martin I'm very serious about this. I've been thinking that this could be a great fundraiser for the carnival committee if the Great Wall Of Dawlish were to be built with the help of a Sponsor A Brick scheme - pay a tenner and get your name engraved in a brick. Now Martin mate, it's clear that neither you or me could afford this, but I'm sure there are plenty who would like to see their names on the wall.

Dave The Estate Agent
Dave The Estate Agent
31 Aug 2010 15:02

RWD, Please don't send the dirty wino's as you call em to Australia, the Isle of Wight will do. I regularly return to Oz to see the family and my sister Nellie Hanglow wouldn't be too chuffed to see the Dawlish wino's on her door step!! "The BEST of Britain - Wino's......they squat in the local parks, swig from 4 cans a £1.00 and use the High St as a toilet." That's my campaign slogan

wondering
wondering
01 Sep 2010 05:26

Had I been running one of the fair rides .. I would have put a sign up '£1 a go' and got some bums on seats as the power is running regardless..deserted does not look good. Who decides the Fair should come to Dawlish ..is it a in concrete thing and who wants it?..clearly locals and visitors dont.

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