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#244663 - 24th Jul 2008 6:28pm Gags Hill Fair *****
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eney one else rember wallisis fair every summer on gags hill

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#244677 - 24th Jul 2008 7:45pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: Ducko]
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Wallis's Fair rings a bell..... but where is/was Gag's Hill ???

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#244793 - 25th Jul 2008 4:02am Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: ]
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any more info on this for the younger generation of wiki-wirralists......?
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#244839 - 25th Jul 2008 5:39pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: jonah]
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gags hill is at the bottom ov beaufort road and corpy road there r units built on there now and the custerdy suit all that area is gags hill
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#244863 - 25th Jul 2008 10:04pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: Ducko]
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Used to play on gags hill when i was a wee nipper but do not remember the fair i do remember Wallis comming to birkenhead park a few times but never gags hill... Intresting smile Gags hill at the momement is being ripped apart for new industrial units so happy smile
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#244921 - 26th Jul 2008 3:40am Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: Ducko]
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Originally Posted By: Ducko
gags hill is at the bottom ov beaufort road and corpy road there r units built on there now and the custerdy suit all that area is gags hill

i got ya now, still never heard or seen the fair... is there any photographic evidence of the fair ?
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#244987 - 26th Jul 2008 4:12pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: jonah]
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Hello,

I am someone who actually went to the Gaggs Hill fair, with my dad, when I was very young.

From my memory, it seemed to be travellers who brought the fair, so I think gypsies, but that could just be my impression.

They had all the usual rides expected and stalls where you could win prizes like coconuts (I know, how the prizes were sought after!!)

The hill is exactly where the previous submitter said, where the Police Custody Suite is sited today.

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#259983 - 26th Sep 2008 2:50pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: Ducko]
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I remember Gags Hill Fair, used to go every year from around 1964, very muddy when it rained. It was Wallis's fair,. Can anyone remember the fair that arrived every year at Moreton,used to be by the cafe?

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#344283 - 23rd Aug 2009 4:32pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: bigalrobbo]
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Remember the fair and now and again a circus. Helped at the circus by humping bails of hay and cleaning up and then was told to do one when we went to get paid, b.....ds, we were only kids. Also remember in later years there was blue murder at the Pacific when there was some bother between the customers and the travellers. They came back with the grannies and everyone else all armed with cudgels, spanners, sticks, you name it. The lads in the Pacific did a runner, wisely. It was all long ago so can't rememeber what it was about but it caused gales of laughter in the retelling.
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#344288 - 23rd Aug 2009 4:49pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: BandyCoot]
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Remember the fair and now and again a circus. Helped at the circus by humping bails of hay and cleaning up and then was told to do one when we went to get paid, b.....ds, we were only kids. Also remember in later years there was blue murder at the Pacific when there was some bother between the customers and the travellers. They came back with the grannies and everyone else all armed with cudgels, spanners, sticks, you name it. The lads in the Pacific did a runner, wisely. It was all long ago so can't rememeber what it was about but it caused gales of laughter in the retelling.
lets hope somebody on here does! I wanna know. Lol
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#344306 - 23rd Aug 2009 5:31pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I won my first goldfish there.This was in a time long gone when you could keep them in a pint pot flower vase or any place you wanted.Posh cousin who had a bowl kept one alive for seven years.Ive just thought on what it"s name was "Goldie" anybody remmember it? I must have some relatives out there.


Edited by nickynocky (23rd Aug 2009 5:38pm)

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#366475 - 17th Nov 2009 4:11pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: nickynocky]
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me went to gags hill fair with mates every year in the early 70s

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#366489 - 17th Nov 2009 4:33pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: karenjon]
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Before Gags Hill was cleared there used to be a scrappy there, and it was a big 'un too. The Beaufort end bit used to be swampy as well, with reeds and plenty of aquatic wild life there. Then they cleared the yard and sorted out the swamp or perhaps marsh, and then the fairs and circuses started coming up there.
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#775016 - 7th Mar 2013 7:33pm Re: Gags Hill Fair [Re: BandyCoot]
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hello to you all. i spoke to an old veteran in work,who has since retired, who was in to his History. he said he was told when he was younger that it was know as gallaghers hill/gags hill, the public hanging gallery any more info would be appreciated as i drive past there every day. research bring's nothing up thanks

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