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Warren James, Big Wheel owner

Warren James, Big Wheel owner

Life at the Goose Fair

Listen to our docusoap about the lives of the people who are behind the 715th Goose Fair (October 2009).

Day One - Construction

Rides and food stalls arrive at the Forest Recreation Ground for the 715th Goose Fair.

Listen to our interview with Nottingham-born Warren James and find out how he manages to construct his 33 metre Big Wheel.

Matthew Poole is also constructing his roller-coaster 'Magic Mouse', it's the biggest ride at the Fair and it has to stay in the car-park.

Workmen construct the Big Wheel

Workmen construct the Big Wheel

Day Two - Strike

The proposed tram strike is concerning traders like Travis Davis who's travelled all the way from Glasgow. He says:

"It's definitely going to affect us because it makes it easier for people to get to the fair."

Away from the strike, Warren James tells us that his great-grandfather worked on the Fair and how he's kept the tradition going ever since.

Day Three - Fair Life

Linda has lived on a fair her whole life. She gives us an insight into what it's like living on the road.

"I've got neighbours this week. I probably won't get the same neighbours ever again, that's how we know everybody. We're outside people, we like to be outside."

Workman puts the sections of the Big Wheel together

Workman on the Big Wheel.

Also, will Warren's Big Wheel get the thumbs up from the safety inspector?

Day Four - The Big Day

In the final episode, the showmen are getting ready for the official opening and light-bulbs on the Magic Mouse are causing Matthew some bother.

Linda prepares to work on the Helter Skelter and it's judgement day for the rides as the inspectors are on site for one final check up before they get their safety certificate.

The Goose Fair docusoap has been produced by BBC Radio Nottingham's Verity Cowley.

last updated: 02/10/2009 at 08:19
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