A world-famous travelling steam fair which has been enjoyed by thousands of Hertfordshire residents over the years has announced that 2022 will be its last tour, as they look for a permanent home and new owner.
Carters Steam Fair will visit Hemel Hempstead on June 10, 11, 17 and 18 and Croxley Green on September 10 and 11 for the final time with their much-loved vintage fairground rides.
Joby Carter announced on April 27: “It is with a heavy heart that I am making this announcement. After much consideration and research, we have taken the decision that this tour will be our final tour. We are looking for a permanent home and a new owner for the fair.
“When John and Anna Carter, (my parents) started the fair in 1977, they wanted it to be for the many and not the few. They were passionate about preserving fairground history at a time when other showmen were chasing the latest styles and innovations.
“In 2000 dad sadly passed away after a 12-month battle with cancer. His meticulous attention to detail and premium values are the legacy that defines us as a family and as a business today. Thanks to the support of the extended Carters family and our loyal fans, the fair has become much bigger than my dad could ever have expected. But with great success comes great responsibility.
“We are always so amazed by the support we have from our fans: your loyalty and enthusiasm is always incredible. You can help us by sharing this post so we can raise awareness and help the fair find its forever home.”
Thousands have responded to the announcement on social media, reminiscing on fond memories of Carters Steam Fair, from the late 1970s to now.
For a full list of the final tour dates click here.
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