Woodhouse Feast / Armley Feast etc.

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Postby JanCee » Mon 20 Aug, 2007 9:55 pm

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Postby chameleon » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 12:14 am

Never really thought at it JanCee - seem to be called 'Fairs' every where else, but always feast, where ever they were in Leeds.

Do you remember Billy Smart's Circus too at Woodhouse? Coco the Clown? He used to tour the local Junior schools promrting Road Safety as I remember. Dread to think how such an approach would be received today!
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Postby rangieowner » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 1:09 am

Hook a Duck for a pet goldfish & Brandy snap the only two reasons we used to go to the feast! There is a street in Horsforth which was named after our local 'feast', when they built offices on the land where the feast set up they called the road 'Feast Field' now it is held in Horsforth Park!!!! No toilets!!! peeing in the bushes!!!! ahh the good old days!!!!!!!!
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Postby wiggy » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 11:39 am

just digressing a bit,did anyone go to woodhouse moor to see 'hell drivers',they were stunt drivers with big muscle cars,and i loved it! about 74ish at a guess?
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Postby chameleon » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 11:16 pm

No JanCee, most probably neither would I now, but it was a treat to go to one in years gone by. If I'm honest, my better understanding now would much prefer to see those animals reacting in their more natural surroundings.

As for the clowns, well again they were inocent and funny, but I can see what you mean - perhaps portraying this once inocent image as the the silent monster in the odd film or three hasn't helped their image!
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Postby wiggy » Tue 21 Aug, 2007 11:23 pm

the big cats (when hungry) in with the clowns......woud tha go then jancee.
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Postby arry_awk » Thu 23 Aug, 2007 5:32 pm

A wonderful thing is a Tigger! Me fav'rit hanimule of all!(If they stay
on film!)
Seriously,Jan, I believe that the Fairs which appeared
on certain religious holiday 'Feast' days were called Feasts for that
very reason.
When I was a nipper,(and afterwards),we had a grand choice
of Feasts in Leeds. Armley,Woodhouse,Kirkstall, Hunslet and
Holbeck,plus Bramley at Carnival times. Remember the 'MOON ROCKET' with Popeye going in the opposite direction in his own
mini rocket,Made it look as if you were going twice the speed!
Chairoplanes,Dodgems,Steam Pigs (swings) and the waltzers,
Speedway and 'horses' going up and down and round!'Wall of
Death' too.
Luvverly!
Happy memories!
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