Goram Fair was a funfair and community event held at Blaise Estate (1955-58), then at Whitchurch Airfield (1959), and at Ashton Court (1960). Photos and programmes held by Bristol Archives show that there were aerial acts, bands, a giant effigy, circus entertainers, a big wheel, military demonstrations, and an ox roast. Goram Fair was revived at Blaise in 2016-17, and in 2019.
The fair is named after a mythical giant called Goram, who is associated with Henbury. Another giant, Ghyston (sometimes known as Vincent) is connected to Clifton. There's a few versions of their story but it is said by some that they created the features of Henbury and Clifton in their fight for Lady Avona, a personification of the River Avon.
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