Hull Fair showman Gilbert Chadwick
Gilbert Chadwick has been working at Hull Fair for five decades.

Meet Gilbert – Hull Fair’s oldest showman

Meet Gilbert Chadwick, Hull Fair’s oldest working showman.

Gilbert has been attending his beloved fair for more than 50 years.

He has watched as steam-powered rides were replaced by the hydraulics of white-knuckles rides at the fair today.

Describing the fair, third-generation showman said: “You have just walked into another world, and the world will last for eight days, and then it’s gone. It’s then back to an old car park again.”

Watch Gilbert’s fascinating story here.

Video courtesy of Nova Studios.


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