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Salford Park

chocks2

master brummie
O.K All you experts, prove me right.
I was talking about Fun Fairs with friends the other day and I told them that I used to go to a fair in Salford Park. It was only there one or two days a year and it was sited in a field at the back of the park. I remember that you had to go across the river to get to it. There was also power boat racing on the resa' on the same weekend. No one believes me but I'm sure I'm right What was the event, Was It Carnival time? I kind of remember that carnival floats went into Salford Park but I may be confusing the two events. Please sort this out for me and prove me sane.
Cheers!
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Chocks I have vague memories of a small fair but I will phone my brother in the morning as he is ten years my senior and would remember more and will ask about the boat racing too. He would remember as he used to race bikes just up from Salford Park. Jean.
 

Templer

Brummie
Remember it well, it was hydroplane racing on the reservoir, when it was much bigger than it is now, it was made smaller when they re-routed the river to make way for part of spaghetti junction.

Brian
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Pete said it wasn't Salford Park but Brookvale where they held the races. They also did water skiing. He used to wait for them to finish then set his rods up to fish. Jean.
 

Templer

Brummie
Hi Jean, I spent many a happy hour in Salford park with my mates watching the hydroplanes on race days, we used to like to watch them put the boats in the water down the concrete ramp in the far corner of the reservoir ,without a shadow of a doubt it was Salford park, happy days.

Brian
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Will go tick him off Froth he can only remember Brookvale so maybe he didn't fish at Salford. I did used to sneak out when mom and dad were at work and catch as many as the experts with the cheapest of equipment. Don't remember the boats as I was only there when I wasn't supposed to be during the week. Do remember a small fair though. Jean.
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi jean
yes i am very sorry but you will have to go and slap pete,s wrist
and send him to bed with no tea , because he,s telling you porky
our freind is quite truthly telling you the truth it was what he said
the racing was done in the resser on a full water filled resser
long before the old spaggetti interuption
and the stalls was on entry to the resser only a couple mind you .
and the couple of rides was over the brook [ meaning the river]
i was only a kid then and i thought how mingie they was only
supplying a couple of rides for us kids at the time
there was some boating down on brookvale of yaughts at a different
period as i recall it , so your pete ain,t that bad after alll
so don,t slapp is wrist after all just send him to bed with no tea .
jean , have a nice day best wishes astonian ..
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
I believe there was power boats on both the resevoir and Brookvale Parks but it was later banned on Brookervale Park because of the damage done to the Banks plus the noise, I lived at nearby Hillside Rd and we could hear the noise from there, not that it bothered me. Eric
 

ash

proper brummie kid
Will go tick him off Froth he can only remember Brookvale so maybe he didn't fish at Salford. I did used to sneak out when mom and dad were at work and catch as many as the experts with the cheapest of equipment. Don't remember the boats as I was only there when I wasn't supposed to be during the week. Do remember a small fair though. Jean.
hope you dont mind my little input but in the mid sixties they also built a stage for this event and i saw the the barren nights one year and the tornadoes another year
ash
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Thanks for that Ash. My parents took my baby twins there one night to give us a break and go out on our own. We used to walk them in their prams and had a few hours fishing. Caught my biggest perch ever there. TTFN. Jean.
 
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Richard Shephard

master brummie
Hi Chocks i remember going to the fairs at Salford park which were held twice a year
used to have a lot ofside shows.
had some good times at the fair.

tomorrow never comes
 

chocks2

master brummie
Hi Chocks i remember going to the fairs at Salford park which were held twice a year
used to have a lot ofside shows.
had some good times at the fair.

tomorrow never comes


Cheers Richard.
Yea, I seem to remember a lot of side shows there too.
Chocks
 

roverman

master brummie
Re Fun Fairs, I only joined yesterday so am very new to both computers and forums. I remember going to quite large Fun Fairs somewhere in Aston, Nechells area pre war which, from what I remember,was held once a year and was called " The Onion Fair" , why I don,t know.
I remember "The Resa" very well, even when it was frozen over and people were skating on it, aslo I used to go fishing and boating there.
Cheers "Roverman"
 

chocks2

master brummie
Re Fun Fairs, I only joined yesterday so am very new to both computers and forums. I remember going to quite large Fun Fairs somewhere in Aston, Nechells area pre war which, from what I remember,was held once a year and was called " The Onion Fair" , why I don,t know.
I remember "The Resa" very well, even when it was frozen over and people were skating on it, aslo I used to go fishing and boating there.
Cheers "Roverman"
Loads on here about the Onion Fair Roverman. Just do a search and you'll find it..
I can remember boating on the Resa' but I don't ever remember seeing it frozen over.
Chocks.
 
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