999 Fayre

Photo: Illustrative image for the '999 Fayre' page

from Peter Hewitt

Photo: Illustrative image for the '999 Fayre' page

from Peter Hewitt


By Peter Hewitt

In 1981 the Three Nines Fayre was instigated by the Tilbury Fire Service, Tilbury police, Grays ambulance Service and the Bata fire department. It was an event to raise money for charity and for those injured in the course of their work.

It was decided to hold the event at Bata Sport Field, East Tilbury. The days event had numerous stalls and of course many emergancy vehicles on display. The main event of the day was Chariot Racing with many teams being involved with their home made chariots. The first part was judging the chariot and teams for the best effort and display then of course putting the teams and the chariots through an obstacle course before the epic chariot race This event was managed for some twenty years before finaly coming to a close. All managed by volunteers from the Services involved. 

Here are some photographs of the Tilbury Fire and Police chariots preparing for the days challenge ahead......  

This page was added by John Matthews on 01/05/2014.
Comments about this page

Wow the 999 fair. Used to love going there as a kid. Terry marsh the fighting fireman was there one year that i went. Was great sitting in a fire engine with him talking about boxing. Wonderfull times

By Danny Jackson
On 01/04/2017

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