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Fair-Pix takes you on a tour of the first large Chartered fair of the Autumn back-end calendar. Oxford St Giles Fair is Feast Fair named after St Giles' Church. The date rule is for the fair to take place on the Monday & Tuesday following the first full weekend of September, 2017 dates being the 4th and 5th.

Entering the fair from City Centre in Magdalen Street East

Along this narrow street an avenue of prominently games and kiosks lead you to the fair by the Martyrs Memorial where the latter photo is taken.

St Giles (Eastern Side)

We focus on the major and notable supporting attractions positioned on the Eastern Side of St Giles in order of appearance.

William Sheldon's Twister.

Joey Noyce's Star Flyer.

Marshall Nichols' Dodgem.

In the break from major attractions Danny Smith's well-stocked game units can be found amongst the stalls.

Newcomer David Brixton Jnr's Race-O-Rama leads to the next group of major rides.

Joby Farrell's Miami on first appearance.

Paul Nichols' Waltzer.

John Brixton's Meteorite.

Bob Wilson's Funfairs again provided Abie Danter Jnr's crowd pulling AIR Star Shape on the first of the firm's positions.

Wilson's Amusements Extreme & Dance & Smile.

Dorinda Holland's Ignition Dodgem.

From Bob Wilson's Funfairs on next two positions - William Robert Wilson's Street Fighter Revolution and the firm's Booster.

Michael Phillips arranged a new attraction for the fair in the shape of William Roberts' Tagada.

Wilson's Amusements provided the third new attractions in Harry Scarrott's new Vortex Freak Out.

At the end of St Giles Arthur Price's Lighthouse Slip facing South on its usual position.

Banbury Road

We turn right and head up the narrower street at the Northern end nevertheless still an important part of the fair featuring games and kiosks.

Philip Searle's Arcade on of two at the fair.

Another larger attraction here was John Lock Snr's Pick.

Woodstock Road

Turn left and walk past St Giles Church (where the volunteers provided welcome refreshments) this leads to the Northern end of the Woodstock Road section.

At this end Tommy Matthews' Rotor on its usual position facing South.

The view from the Rotor viewing platform is quite impressive to say the least.

Nearby on Western side father & son team Jimmy and Jorden Crole opened their Fun House and Monster Trucks respectively in conjunction with Matthew Stevens.

Opposite side were Theodore & Gaye Whyatt with their Mini-Wheel & Kiosk respectively.

In a repeat of 2016 Bob Wilson's Funfairs presented (in photo order) John Holdsworth's popular Crazy Bulls and Ross Kayes' Megaspin.

Opposite Alfred Gregory's Haunted House was back at tha fair after a year's absence en route home from its Summer stint in South Wales.

Next in line Simon Holmes was down again from North Wales with his Derby Racer.

John Lock Jnr provided three well-stocked round stalls in this area nearby.

Back to the western site Gilbert Chadwick Jnr's Ghost Train and father Gilbert Snr's Fun House completed the Woodstock Road section.

St Giles (Western Side)

Time now to focus on the Western side of St Giles. Attractions coming in order Southbound.

Katie-Louise Noyce's Fun House.

Facing South down St Giles at this point.

Showmen's Guild National Treasurer Keith Carroll was back again with his Tube Shooter.

Next in line Steven Hill's Miami with Simon Brazil at the controls pulling the punters.

G Brown & Son's traditional Coconut Shy another of the more notable support attractions this side.

William Sheldon's big Figure 8 Circuit car ride.

Local showman Robin Woodford provided two traditional rides in shape of Harry Hebborn's Gallopers (on home city debut) and Harvey Green's Big Wheel.

Facing the side of the Wheel was Shady Scarrott's Fun House at the junction with Pusey Street.

Local showman Billy Hebborn's Waltzer one of just two this year.

Joel Bunn's Tagada alongside which is due to be fitted with a new backflash some point.

John Graham's Arcade and Flying Planes next in line.

Charlton Harris' Fun House situated behind the same showman's games and a children's teacups ride.

Local showman Phil West had purchased extra ground allowing him to align his Miami with the street, rewarding him with more popularity on my visit.

Clark Kemp's Race-O-Rama on first appearance.

Providing refreshments at lower end were Raymond and Rachael Pearson, their kiosk opens on Sunday pull-on for workers and enthusiasts alike.

Back to the Southern end of St Giles by the Martyrs Memorial.

Exit the fair from St Giles alongside Magdalen Street

Completing the fair is the final avenue of refreshment kiosks.


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