Why are there so many fairground rides? They seem to be occupying more space than ever before.
Is this a carnival or just a fairground?
Looks like they (Rowlands) have taken over carnival week courtesy of the Carnival Committee.
Fairs are scum. I remember going on a ride, my money came out of me pockets and was at the back of the seat. I went back to get it and the bloke wouldn't give it back.
Why are these TOTAL SCUM allowed in our town?
I think scum is a very strong word to use. They all have a living to make to support their familys and they are faced with the same struggles that anybody else has. They are employees mainly of the ride owner and onlly receive a wage. If they knew it was your money that they found yes that was wrong, but if there was several people that had sat in that seat could have been anybodies unless of course it was a wallet with your id, then it would have been a police matter. At least they are employed not as you keep reminding us a benefit scrounger. My better half was a fairground worker before he met me and believe me listening to what he told me its not an easy life at least is wasnt then 40+ years ago, lol.
I am not against the fair per se coming to Dawlish and think they should have there own week as they used to, and just the 2 rides Carnival Week like they used to. The fair could be bigger and better most probably if they could go out the Warren, that surely would be a happy medium for all concerned, people from the town who enjoy the fair and holiday makers would all be accomodated
@Brazilnut, you really live in dreamland. I was robbed and I will call them whatever I like.
Anyway carnival week has started, I'm sure it will be great. So let's all make the most of it.
I just like to look at life with an objective view. 2 sides to every coin
OK, fair enough. That money incident was years ago, so never mind. Raft race today which is always fun.
I found this story in the Gazette dated 7th September 2011 very interesting.
I wonder what Mr Farley has to say about it NOW, especially that the 'Fair' has literally taken over the Lawn?
I see that this year Rowland's fair has now taken over the area between the bandstand and the bowling green, this land has usually been kept free for the use of families and people wanting to picnic. It was a sad sight today to see a family trying to picnic amidst the hustle and bustle of the fairground rides. I wonder who sanctioned the use of this part of the lawn for the fair?
Let's be "Fair" about this. No one can knock Mr Rowland, he is a buisnessman and has done much good for the Town over the years, from helping the costs of the Bowling Green, repairing the lawn on numerous occasions and donating many items for local charities and groups. He is not to blame in all this, and I say that if he can bring that many rides down (which for a "carnival" week is way too many) "Fair" play to him. However from the point of view of a Carnival, what are they playing at?
People all say yes let's have the fair, people all say yes, but not too much of it. But as Carer pointed out, the Chairman of the Chairwoman says as quoted from the Dawlish gazette "But carnival chairman Dave Farley hit back, saying: ‘We just ignore it, don’t take any notice. They are trying to get a reaction and they are not going to get it."
I'm sorry but going back to the early 80's when I was a child and remember the best of the Carnival, it was by the people of Dawlish for the people of Dawlish. Is it now by a family of Dawlish for themselves?
No one can knock the work that they have put into the week, and I thank them for that hard work, it's more the case of the work they haven't put in to it which is a great shame and a loss to Dawlish, the Carnival and the people of Dawlish too.