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Soggy souls brave bad weather at Greenhead Park fun fair

Families enjoy bumper cars, teacups and other rides despite persistent drizzle

Soggy souls braved bad weather for a spot of bank holiday fairground fun.

A handful of hardy pleasure seekers bore persistent drizzle and rain for traditional amusements at Greenhead Park Fun Fair yesterday.

The fair, run by The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, included bumper cars, a pirate ship, helter skelter, teacups, carousels, waltzer, fun house and other rides.

Children and their parents also enjoyed slightly less boisterous activities including hook-a-duck, hoopla, tin can alley, prize every time and trampolines.

Wrapped up in raincoats were Rebecca Routledge and her four-year-old son Stanley, from Holmbridge.

Rebecca, 38, said: “It can cheer you up when it’s raining. Stanley’s a bit intimidated by the bigger rides. I think he might be a bit young for them but he likes hook-a-duck.

“It’s not too bad today – it’s only a bit wet.”

Stanley added: “Bumper cars is the best.”

Undeterred by the rain was Natalie Williams who brought her boyfriend James Smith.

August Bank Holiday Funfair in Greenhead Park. James Smith and Natalie Williams of Salendine Nook.

Natalie, 20, of Salendine Nook, said: “It was definitely my idea to come.

“I love speed but I’m not so keen on heights. I’d still come if the rain was coming down sideways.

“I went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and it was hailing.”

James, 21, of Fartown added: “British weather – it’s always the same. Natalie wanted to go down – I had no choice in the matter!”

Also out for a bit of fun was Christine McNally, of Oakes, and her six-year-old son Ryan.

Christine, 42, said: “We like fun fairs in the sunshine but it does cheer you up, even if it’s raining like this.”


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