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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

When the Carters Steam Fair came to our town...


Our weekend just gone was a rather awaited one; it was our turn in Woking to host the Carters Steam Fair for the weekend. An annual September event bringing together the young and old from up and down Surrey to enjoy the vintage style steam rides and attractions including the famous dodgem cars, swingboats and a carousel. Not to mention stalls of delicious freshly made donuts, traditional British fish and chips, ice cream and candy floss! Who can resist!

I remember our father bringing us to the Horsell Common as young girls for this event every year. The schools would reopen at the beginning of September, a dreaded time of year for us young ones, and soon enough the posters for the steam fair, (which have been the same design ever since I can remember), would go up in the town centre of Woking and surrounding areas, giving us something really exciting to look forward to. 

The afternoon of Saturday I took Mia to the fairground (still located at the Horsell Common). With little or no queues we managed to go on each and every ride suitable for her and enjoyed it thoroughly, this was Mia's 2nd annual "Carters Steam Fair Weekend". 

The sight of all the fast rides only suitable for adults had me tempted! So much so that after putting Mia to sleep that night, I returned to the fairground. This time with my sister Ameerah (Asad, the husband babysat). We exchange a £20 note for a handful of Carters gold coin tokens. 

We had a wonderful evening together, sitting on all the fast rides to our hearts content until we felt nauseous, ate donuts, and finished our night out by watching the fireworks on the fairground and then a light dinner.

To find out where the next Carters Steam Fair will be held, visit:


What we wore -
Mia - top, leggings, socks, Boots. Trench coat, Micheal Kors. Shoes, H&M
Me - top, H&M. Jeans, 7 For All Mankind. Trench Coat, Hobbs. Shoes, Monsoon.

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