So here we are again at the GDSF, this year we decided that because last year we didn't get to see it all that we would stay for a few days. So we took the Raclet Quickstop Folding Camper and stayed a few days. This year the fair ran from Wednesday 2nd Sept until Sunday 6th.We decided to arrive on the Tuesday to set up Camp before the fair actually started, also bacause of Sue's injury it would mean that i had to do everything, this poses quite a few problems for me because bending over makes my breathing difficult and between the Skirts and the Awning there are 50 pegs to put in. After setting up on Tuesday we strolled down to the Fair Area where most things were already working. Beer tents (4) all had live music and had been open since the the Sunday before. Most side shows were also working and all the live music being played around the site was free. It should probably be said here that without seeing this massive show its impossible to comprehend its size and diversity. I believe the whole site actually covers over 630 Acres, has five huge car parks 5 caravaning/camping fields (where around 10,00 people stay), there are over 100 food outlets that sell a range from Pizza's, Jacket Spuds, Fish n Chips, Hot dogs,Burgers, Chinese, Indian and Salads and Sandwhiches of all shapes and sizes.Visitors for the week total over a quarter of a MILLION !!!.
I tried to get some pictures that cover the vastness but feel i didn't really achieve it, never mind here we go, these were taken on Tuesday before it got too busy. These first few show the camp over a nearly 360 degrees.
PLEASE CLICK ON THESE PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM AND HELP SEE THE DETAIL.
All the Units shown in the back ground are in 1 caravan park.
This is another Caravan Park.
Yes and another.
This is the field that the Travelers with their Steam Tractors and old Caravans were sited.
On the right of this Picture is the large Fire Station with 3 full sizes engines and a small multitracked vehicle. Also on site is a permanently manned Police Station, with up to 50 officers stationed in shifts for the week.
More blogs on this subject to follow.
Joke of the day.
Two little Boys.
Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.
The man at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?"
"Eight," the boy replied.
The man continued, "do you know what these are used for?"
The boy replied, "not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these that you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either."