Greens for Caterpillars: The Story of Greens' Caterpillar
Roundabouts, Part One
by Tommy Green
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Publication Date: 2010
Fairground Heritage Trust
for Caterpillars: The story of the involvement of the Green family
of Lancashire in the introduction of travelling Caterpillar rides to
the UK. The ride was introduced in 1923, and the Green family were
involved with the operation of four of these rides from that date.
The book gives details of the development of the ride, and also
details of the fairs that they attended and the other rides that
they opened with from the 1920s through to the 1970s. There is a
detailed section on the transport used with the rides from the days
of using the railways, through steam traction engines and early
petrol lorries, through to more reliable diesel transport.
Caterpillars are also featured at a number of amusement parks.
Over 130 black and white photos, many
published for the first time.