WATCH: The people who bring Goose Fair to life

Around 400,000 people are expected to descend on the Forest Recreation ground over next few days for Goose Fair. But who are the people who make it happen?

The stories of some of the stall holders at the 720-year-old event are being documented by city film maker Rehannah Mian.

Meet some of them by watching the videos below.

Ray Brooks – The ‘cock on a stick’ man 

Ray has been coming to Goose Fair since the early 1950s, when he was just a small boy. Now, he sells the ‘cock on a stick’ – a sweet favourite and the stuff of Forest Rec legend. Hear him reminisce about how much the event has changed in half a century.

Neil Calladine – Worked on the Wall of Death ride

Neil used to work on the Wall of Death ride which saw motorbikes defying gravity, but is now a fairground historian. He speaks fondly of an old friend, who used to run a boxing show at the fair.

Gilbert Chadwick – Worked at the fair with his dad

Gilbert followed in his father’s footsteps by running his own ride. He recalls the different shows that used to be at the fair, talking about his late friend and showman, George the Gentle Giant.

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