Chester illustrator Dai Owen has been to the fair.

The Welsh artist, who was artist in residence at the Chester Mystery Plays last year, specialises in reportage drawing of people, places and events.


Dai, of Handbridge, said: "A couple of years ago I spent quite a bit of time sketching at the fairground over the week, and got to know and chat to some of the folk who owned the rides and stalls, and some who were working and travelling with the fair.

"Drawing can be tricky as there are so many people milling about having fun, and the big rides are difficult to catch as they spin and swerve above.

"I found this lorry, which was providing power for a ride, behind the caravans.  After doing the drawing another ride owner came up and said they had such a lorry too, and could I sketch it!  One or two of the drawings of rides have ended up slightly enlarged on the inside walls of the ticket cabins!"