The Paul Rogers blog: Hereford's May Fair is like marmite: You either love it or you hate it (From Hereford Times)
Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting HT NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
The Paul Rogers blog: Hereford's May Fair is like marmite: You either love it or you hate it
SO we are about to enter that time of the year again when Hereford's streets are filled with loads of fun rides and food stalls.
I am of course talking about the May Fair.
As soon as the Hereford Times announced the plans's for this year's three day event, starting on Tuesday, May 8, it stirred up a debate.
Namely that either people love it or hate it.
In my opinion, I think that is part of Hereford's heritage and tradition and I used to love it when I was a kid, even if I did once have an unfortunate incident of being sick on a white knuckle ride.
That will teach me me from having a full English prior to going on it.
I still think it has a purpose and anything that brings fun and joy to the city should be a good thing, although, correct me if I'm wrong, but it does seem that most of the rides are the same year after year.
But, I also see the arguement against the fair.
Walking around town can be a nightmare and, with many roads closed, driving even more so.
I also sympathise with businesses who have to work while it is on and it would be interesting to see how badly it affects their trade.
May be, the council should look at having it at an alernative location, like the Castle Green or Bishop Meadows, but then, why should it moved when it's been in the city centre for many a long year?
There is no denying that it brings a lot of entertainment for thousands of people, which in today's gloomy times, can only be a good thing.
And it only happens for three days a year anyway.
• What do you think about the May Fair?
Comment below or on the "Paul Rogers blog for the Hereford Times" Facebook page, email email@example.com or tweet him @podge1983