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
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.