Fairground Heritage Volume Two: The Steam Age
by
Peter Wilkes
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ISBN Number: 0-948131-28-4
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
72
Publication Date:
1990
Publisher:
Trent Valley Publications

Steam arrived on the fair. While its first applications were primitive, through men like Frederick Savage that 'genius' roundabout builder from King's Lynn, it soon developed to give the fairground what has been called its 'golden age'.

As well as the rides, there were the giant locomotives which could provide the power to move the heaviest loads from place to place and the, through their generators and later the miracle of electricity, actually drive the rides on the fairground. 

Chapters: The Arrival of Steam; Steam Comes to the Fair; Steam Experiences; Shows and Games; From Dobbies to Gallopers; Switchbacks and Scenics; Steam Swings and Yachts; The Sea on Land and Other Rides; The Glorious Fairground Organs; Steam Memories.

Condition: Very good.

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