Fairground Heritage Volume One: An Age of Achievement
by
Peter Wilkes
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ISBN Number: 0-948131-24-1
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
72
Publication Date:
1989
Publisher:
Trent Valley Publications

Written for both the layman as well as the hardened enthusiast, this is an insight into the development and role in society of the fairground and the people who have travelled with the fairs. As well as being historically correct, it is beautifully laced with personal anecdotes of the showmen.

The author worked for many years as a reporter for 'World's Fair', the showmen's newspaper, and this book reveals that not only has he been a good reporter, but he has obviously become a friend to many in the fairground fraternity.

The photographs used to illustrate the book are first class, many being supplied by the showmen themselves.

Chapters: Fairs and Their Origins; Candy Floss and Mushy Peas; Shows; The Showmen; The Guild; Bioscopes; The Rides; The Arrival of Steam; Showmen's Engines; Electricity Arrives for Fairground Power.

Condition: Some wear, including corner bumps, light marks and minor creasing to cover. Otherwise in very good used condition, with clean unmarked pages, spine intact, bindings firm.

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