Vintage funfair cancels its visit to Stoke Newington

All the fun of the fair will not be coming to Stoke Newington this weekend due to bad weather.

Carters Steam Fair has cancelled its visit to Clissold Park stating heavy rain as the reason for the decision.

Nathan Roberts, who works at the fair and is the nephew of its organiser, said: “We just wanted to apologise because we love coming to Hackney.

“We always come to Clissold Park at this time of year so it’s a terrible shame. The residents of Hackney love the fair too but we don’t want to ruin the ground.”

He explained that driving their vintage lorries onto the wet grass might wreck the park for other users.

The vintage travelling funfair, which features rides and sideshows from the late 19th century to the 1960s, will go to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, from July 13-15 instead.

“We will definitely be back next year,” said Nathan. “There’s even a chance we could be back later on this year.”

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