Amazing photos revealing the bright lights and bustle of life inside Hull fair – one of Europe’s largest
Showmen and women have been flocking to Hull for more than 700 years to create the Hull Fair, and the video gives a glimpse of the action behind the scenes.
Hull becomes home every year to the annual fair, which runs for a week every October. Here, a palmreader poses outside her caravan
Later in the video the fair can be seen in full swing, with hundr of revellers descending on the fair to enjoy the hundr of rides and attractions.
With Hull the national City of Culture for 2017, this year’s fair is busier than ever.
New photos show exactly what goes on beneath the bright lights of the fair, documenting the events from dawn until dusk.
The fair has been a fixture in Hull since 1278, when King Edward I granted six weeks in the summer for the festivities This year, rides include six dodgems, reverse bungee rope rides, the Orbiters and traditional amusement arcades Famous local fish and chip stall, Bob Carver’s, sells the local delicacy of pattie and chips to hungry fairground goers. Over half a million visitors attend the fair throughout its week run
Although the fair is free to enter, with thousands of visitors enjoying the rides and food on offer over the week, it is lucrative for the many stallholders.
A stall holder waits for business as the doors open on the annual highlight in Hull’s calendar
The upbeat fairground fun reached a dramatic standstill yesterday though, when riders on the 56 metres high Power Tower were left stranded high up after the ride broke down.
It is the second time a ride broke down, with customers left frustrated after the Around the World Ride broke down twice on Saturday night.