The steam fair's in town
Here I am riding on the Gallopers. According to Carter's, there's a difference between British Gallopers and American Carousels. Gallopers turn clockwise, not anticlockwise, and carousel horses are prancing. To be honest, I'd never known there was a difference, but anyone can see Carter's Gallopers are a work of art, from the portraits of kings and queens above the horses, or music hall artistes round the centre of the ride, or the wonderfully decorated organ. I always go on this ride because it's so beautiful. You can see the steam engine that powers it glowing away in the centre.
The big attraction for me this year was the 1960s Ghost Train.
However, other classic rides were there, including the 1920s Steam Yachts, the 1960s Lightning Skid, and the 1940s Victory Dive Bomber, which is without a doubt one of the most terrifying rides I've ever been on. While the arcade wasn't there - so no What The Butler Saw machines for Mr Robot to ogle - the Mirror Show (a classic hall of mirrors) was new to me. A fair should change, really, it should never be what you expected. Delightful, but always a little surprising. And Carter's is that.