Norfolk Free Festival 1987

This was a weekend festival just north of Norwich towards the end of 1987 and one of the few I actually took a camera to. This was just before the rave culture hit and there had been some debate as to whether to allow any electric music at the fair. In the end, we did have bands.

The nighttime though was spent around camp fires, getting trollied in the time honoured way and the days werem't so very different.

The festival site

A genuine fair in the country

The festival site

Dave's not in.

This was Daves van. I first met this guy in the early 80's he earned the name "Womble" because he collected tat in huge quantities.

I spent many an evening visiting Dave in his van, and I have many happy memories of sitting around his wood burner stove on cold winter nights. These days he's known as Dave again.

Note the prices ...

Mutely and people

Mutley (right back), can't remember who the other two are, Norwich punks though

A kettle

A solar powered tea stall, a regular at fairs. That's a kettle at the focus of the dish.

The festival site


Passing the time

This stick is not going to throw itself...


Night time
Sunset over the travellers vehicals




I know the feeling. Justine

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