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#1 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:06 pm

Anyone remember the onion fair at Aston. I think I went once with mom dad nan and granddad, but it was so long ago I can't really remember it. I'm sure someone on this forum will remember it better than me.


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#2 by Sheldonboy , Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:12 pm

I will be amazed if Astoness dosn't know this.


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#3 by astoness , Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:12 pm

sorry dennis i have read about the onion fair but i never went to it..i have posted photos of it on another thread for one of our members but i cant recall which thread it was..

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#4 by Sheldonboy , Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:22 pm

Lyn your Onion Fair posts are in our Memories Of growing up.
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#5 by lynne webb , Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:01 pm

I went to the Onion fair as a kid but like Dennis can't remember much about it. It was a lot bigger than any other fair I had been to.


 
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#6 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:45 pm

I have just read that Pat Collins used to be the owner of the onion fair. Pat was born 12 May 1859 and died 9 December 1943 Pat Collins fair is still going. When I was young I always went to Bob Wilsons fair and for a while worked there.


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:20 pm

When we were kids we always went to Bob Wilsons Fair on Kents Moat park, it was a regular venue for years. I seem to remember my Brother in law Barry as an Electrician worked on Bob Wilsons narrow boat at Stratford.


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#8 by Slow Jo , Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:54 pm

Me and my mates use to go to the onion fair quite often in years gone by.Does it still exist,? i suppose not .

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#9 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:56 pm

No mate it would be the Garlic Fair these days anyway.


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#10 by Slow Jo , Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:03 pm

You mean it would'nt smell of hot dog's and candy floss,and burgers,it's not a fair without the right smells,[Little LOL]

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#11 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:09 pm

Nothing smells like that anymore Jo it's against health and safety rules.


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#12 by Slow Jo , Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:16 pm

Health and safety is farsical it's crippl'ing the kid's of today imagine us not throwing thing's at each other ,not climbing trees not getting into a scrap with other gang's todays kid's lives must be very boring .

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#13 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:19 pm

Kiss chase is probably not allowed these days in case the kids get pregnant


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#14 by Slow Jo , Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:24 pm

I use to like dustmans knock it's like postmans knock only it's dirtier.

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#15 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:46 pm

best to put a lid on that one Jo. Mind you astoness would know it.


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