I well remember the funfair that set up in Beckton Park every year. That was a big event every year for us kids. As soon as the word went round that the fair had arrived, it seemed that every kid for miles around made their way to the park to watch the rides and stalls being assembled. The first night was simply a land of magic for us kids, the bright lights and thumping music was an experience never to be forgotten. As we got older, then we began to take notice of the music, which was the days of early rock and roll. What a treat it was to listen to Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis played so loud you could not hold a conversation anywhere near the speakers. I remember the boxing booth where the local lads who challenged usually received a good thumping. I have said all these things on a previous posting about the fair, as did many other contributers. I would like to mention again, how on either side of 1950, the fair would have a firework display on the last night, and as an added attraction 'One legged' Pelly would set himself on fire and dive from a 70 foot tower into a tank of water. Again this has been covered on the site before, but this event caused more screams than the 'Whip' or Big Wheel ever did!