Today is Sunday and since my other half has decided to take his motorcycle and travel up to Yorkshire on his Round Britain Rally (visit points of interest in each county on a given list ) which he partakes in every year, I have relocated to Cafe Nero with my laptop.
So, on with the holiday story, recap, photos etc.
In the last post I left you with us camped up at Exeter racecourse in Devon, the next morning we crossed the border to revisit one of our favourite museums, Dingall fairground heritage centre, We had intended visiting last year but the centre remained closed due to Covid.
We were able to pre book a 3 hour visit for the Saturday morning and as usual arrived early which gave us chance to admire the big new carpark. We had been a little concerned about parking as the visitor park used to be more suitable for cars and I had been ready to sweet talk the staff into finding us a spot.
The Museum is in the progress of moving from the original building into a new one with further improvements planned for later in the year and renovated rides are in operation.
For many people, the real stars of any fair are the gallopers, these beauties had star place in the centre of the hall although we found another herd awaiting restoration behind some of the hoarding.
In this museum, one of our favourite rides is the Chariot Racer Ark,,,, I wonder why ?
Confession, neither of us enjoy going on the rides these days but we just love the art, light and mechanics on these monsters.
Moon rocket from the 1930's still promises a thrill.
and we decided to recreate a photo opportunity from 2011
2022, not the most flattering but fun.
Oops, I almost forgot the Dodgems!
I think that I am going to split this post in two as it's getting quite long and the photos are taking a while to upload, Part two on the way shortly, I hope you don't mind.