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Nottingham Post
Mia O'Hare

Families rue 'end of an era' as 300-year-old Sherwood Forest Fun Park set to close

Readers have expressed their sadness after the owners of a historic 300-year-old Nottinghamshire funfair announced the closure of the attraction. Many are calling it 'an end of an era' as the Sherwood Forest Fun Park in Edwinstowe is set to close its doors.

The news comes after Alf and Winona Turvill, who have run the park within Sherwood Forest for more than 60 years, are set to retire this year. The cost of living crisis has made things more difficult but the family are determined to look on the positive side.

In an emotional post on Facebook, Mr and Mrs Turvill wanted to say 'an extremely huge thank you' to everyone who had worked at Sherwood Forest Fun Park or visited over the years. The family wrote on Facebook that they were sharing the news with a 'heavy heart and tears streaming down my cheeks'.

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The fairground has been in Edwinstowe for around 300 years with the Turvills running the site for 60 years. It was originally on the site of the visitor centre before moving across the road around five years ago.

Readers shared their memories of the attraction on the Nottinghamshire Live Facebook page, with many saying it was a shame to lose the funfair.

Commenting on the news, Clare Murison said: "Gutted. I went as a child and my kids now go. Such a shame and a big loss." Louise O'Neill added: "Aw!! So sad as I have lovely memories from my childhood and my children's niece and nephews. We will miss taking our boys here but wishing you both all the best on your retirement. And thank you for some amazing memories we have been able to make."

Marky Greenwood said: "End of an era. Surprised it lasted that long. Challenging times, cost of living grabbing a hold of people's finances and the prices of rides costing a fortune. Good luck for the future."


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