Fairfield Folk: A History of the British Fairground and its People
Frances Brown
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ISBN Number: 0-9521282-0-9
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1993 (2nd Edition)
Ronda Books

Following the resounding success of the first edition of Fairfield Folk, Frances Brown has been sent numerous additional photographs which are included in this second edition. This has enabled her to update and add to the fascinating history of the British fairfield folk.

The second edition of Fairfield Folk traces the history of the Matthews family from the early 19th Century to today. The history of the "Travellers" is handed down through the traditional method of a "Say". Every important, amusing or significant event is turned into a story and is faithfully repeated with great accuracy from generation to generation.

This book should have wide appeal as it has not only many personal insights into the travelling family but also records their purchase of several early steam-driven carousels, one of which has been featured in the films Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and Half-a-Sixpence.

Condition: Fine with near fine dustjacket.

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