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  1. 6 points
    T P Holland & Sons Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex 21st to 30th September
  2. 5 points
    Hosted by David Guyatt High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
  3. 5 points
    It's not that long since we were told that a change had been made whereby we could post as many photos as we liked. At the same time we had to stop posting photos hosted on Flickr and the like. It seemed like wishful thinking to me at the time and, sadly, it looks as if that was the case. I thought that, at the same time, we adopted a policy of deleting photo posts after a certain length of time which would contain the problem. Am I wrong about that? Speakiing for myself, some topics have too many photos, often repetitive, and I simply don't have time to look at them all. I'm well aware, however, that I'm not a typical member.
  4. 3 points
    An increase in subscription is fine with me, £10.00 per year is nothing especially when you consider the amount of useful information there is to hand. I imagine that many of the Forum members are also members of FAGB and/or FS both of which have an annual subscription cost of £15.00 and the cost of the Worlds Fair has just gone up to £1.20 per week. I feel the genuine fairground enthusiasts will be happy to pay. Those that aren't can find plenty of sites on Facebook though you have to filter fact from fiction.
  5. 3 points
    The way I see this forum is that everyone who uploads a picture, is using storage space. If you than keep storing all pictures, you are slowly getting a problem. You don't want to have people post their pictures using links, because of the fact that posts can lose the pictures. The question one has to ask is this one: are all the pictures stored in here so important that they have to be saved? Or are some more important than others? I would suggest to have a large group of members go through the pictures posted lets say ten years ago to this date and make a selection of what picture has to stay in storage and which should be destroyed. Make a couple of rules for them (such as: vintage fair pictures are never to be deleted and the picture in the ride list and the transport list are not to be deleted. Non funfair pictures are always deleted etc. etc. ). Of the rest, the group of members decide whether or not to delete that particular picture. The majority rules. Now, you are now thinking that this is a lot of work. That depends. If one can use the forum for this, one has only about 10 topics a day at most to check. And if the group of members is large enough not everyone has to vote on that particular day. But I don't know how you all react to this and if such a thing is technically possible to build...
  6. 3 points
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    Coventry 50p Fun Fair!! 20/09/2018 - 29/09/2018 It’s only the one you’ve all been waiting for!! The UK’s cheapest fun fair is back this September at Coventry Hearsall Common!!! From Thursday 20th September Until Saturday 29th September All rides are just 50p when you purchase a £1.50 bargain wristband! (Dodgems £1 per car) Open Week nights from 6pm Saturday’s and Sunday from 1pm Free Entry Free Car Parking post code: CV5 6HB * PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO ATM ON SITE AND THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT*
  8. 3 points
    Dates - 25th - 29th September main fair day 25th Location - Summercourt nr Newquay Lessee - David Rowland and Sons
  9. 3 points
    The problem with Members hosting their photos off Forum like FLICKR was that if Members deleted photos on FLICKR or exceeded their bandwidth or closed their FLICKR account it left Topics on the Forum with dead links (no photos) so we decided to change back so we could have some control over photo posts. We have got a policy of deleting photos after a period of time however we found that we were deleting many excellent photos which we thought needed to be archived rather than losing them for ever. The only problem with archiving them is if the Photo post isn't captioned a search will only find a post from the Topic name but it will not find certain photos that are in that Topic.. So if someone is searching for a certain Waltzer it will only find that Waltzer in posts that are captioned but it will not find it in uncaptioned posts . This is something we are aware about and have informed Members on many occasions of our concerns and have asked Members to think if all photos in their posts are needed and try to keep duplicate photos to a minimum however a number of Members have ignored our concerns and carry on posting large photo posts with large numbers of duplicate posts. I hope this goes some way to answer some of your questions John.
  10. 2 points
    There was a thread on here a few years ago, it was a massive photo collection from the 1970s i think the photos were scanned and upload by a previous member, i cannot be sure of the members name but it was something like Pete/Phil from Leeds, I remember Bill having to delete the collection due to storage space (understandable) but i was gutted because i often browsed through them, does anybody else remember the thread? I dont know if these images are lost forever or still retrievable, personally i would pay a little more in subs to access this giant collection of vintage photography, but it should be on a optional basis.
  11. 2 points
    Coventry 50p Fun Fair!! 20/09/2018 - 29/09/2018 It’s only the one you’ve all been waiting for!! The UK’s cheapest fun fair is back this September at Coventry Hearsall Common!!! From Thursday 20th September Until Saturday 29th September All rides are just 50p when you purchase a £1.50 bargain wristband! (Dodgems £1 per car) Open Week nights from 6pm Saturday’s and Sunday from 1pm Free Entry Free Car Parking post code: CV5 6HB * PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO ATM ON SITE AND THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT*
  12. 2 points
    T P Holland & Sons Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex 14th to 23rd September Date change from original WF advert confirmed by William Gooch.
  13. 2 points
    Thanks for taking the trouble to reply, Steve. It seems that we have a problem which will never be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. In my case, I wouldn’t be happy about increasing my subscription to resolve it.
  14. 2 points
    By trying to manage photo storage you mean to cap posting of photo or deletion of photos to keep within Budget, which is a backward step for me, as it will put members off posting !! I'm not a fan of advertisements but would accept them if there was no other option !! This is not going to be popular with the general Membership,but its has to be said, most off you thinks the whole Forum should be free, like other sites, but the Forum has bills that have to be paid or its bye bye Forum & its time EVERYONE faced up to that FACT (Unless you are one of a few who would love the Forum to fail !!) I would be happy to pay £10 per Year for what I get, in fact i will pay the £10 from my next renewal Frankly the people who moan about the £5, spends more on Costa Coffee& macdonuts a week, than it cost here for a whole year & if more members paid the £5 we would not be in this situation In Hindsight dropping the supporters packages to £5 was a mistake in my opinion and has lead to this issue with income over out goings Having given this some more thought, i think the Forum is to important to lose, i will pledge to pay a donation of £25 at my next renewal in Oct 2018
  15. 1 point
    I can see where your coming from but it's not as easy as that take the three Forums you say you use as an example if we do away with Coming Events and Ride Changes that would have no affect what so ever on our photo storage costs as both of these Forum don't have any or very few photographs posted in them, however if we removed the Rides List that would have some affect on our storage cost because of the number of photographs posted in that Forum. So to have any impact we would have to remove the Photo Forums, Rides List & Transport Lists as most of the other Forums don't have a significant amount of photographs to make any impact on our storage cost. So I hope that you can see that deleting Forums isn't the answer.
  16. 1 point
    I will be honest I don't use this forum for anything bar looking at the rides lists, coming events and ride changes ownership's, everything else is widely available on FB these days we have to remember of course this place has overheads and I happily pay to support this. Maybe you should do a poll to see what sections are in use the most and those that aren't popular do away with them just a thought.
  17. 1 point
    Earlier this year when the announcement was made that members would need to pay a subscription to keep access to the rides list etc I was happy to pay the £5 minimum price, I would be happy to pay £10 to renew my subscription when due next year, I would also accept a small amount of advertisments if that helped but I really would like a way to be found to keep as many photographs as possible!! I do post a few photos occasionally & would not mind any of those being deleted if they had to be, there are many folks on here who post excellent photos & I think that they should be kept, I do feel that all types of amusements photos should be postable & not just big rides, I do browse on here quite a lot & would be sad if we had to lose content, I have often seen duplicate photos in many places on the forum so perhaps if folks could make sure they only post 1 good piccy of each item etc, if everyone paid £10 at their next renewal how long would that sustain the photo storage??
  18. 1 point
    Call Brett Turner on 07974433951 if your interested if its what you want.
  19. 1 point
    There is one forsale on showmen ads on facebook
  20. 1 point
    wanted to buy noahs ark any condition as long as complete. ideally something restored would consider renting something for the 2018 season. telephone john holland 07860 350182
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  23. 1 point
    I love the photo sections.so as Gary has said I would up my membership cost to keep all photos .as I think it helps keep this a great forum.
  24. 1 point
    Ours was for sale but things changed and we need to keep it as we have work for it in 2018. Thanks for the link Ian Woodall much appreciated though.
  25. 1 point
    Try Keeling's funfair http://www.keelingsfunfair.com
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