Fairs in the 1970s were a vibrant and memory-forging experience. They offered a welcome escape from the everyday, filled with thrilling rides, delicious treats, and classic carnival games.

The 1970s saw the rise of some iconic rides still popular today, like the Tilt-A-Whirl, the Scrambler, and the Ferris wheel.

These rides offered a mix of thrills and spills, designed to make even the bravest riders scream and giggle.

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Carnival games were a staple of fairs at that time. They offered a chance to win prizes like stuffed animals, goldfish, and candy. Popular games included ring toss, balloon darts, and whack-a-mole.

But no fair experience is complete without indulging in some classic carnival food. In the 1970s, popular choices included burgers and candyfloss.

Bournemouth Echo: Novemeber 1979 choirboy Mark Robinson,12, welcomes the Mayor of Poole Mrs Doris Websterto the autumn fair at St George's Church, Oakdale. Also in the picture are Ruth Baker,11,County Councillor Ted Webster and Rev. George Muxlow.

The atmosphere at a 1970s fair was electric. There were bright lights, loud music, and the excited chatter of people having a good time.

Fairs offered a fun-filled escape for people of all ages and they continue to hold a special place in the hearts of any who experience them firsthand.