For many people the fairground appears as
if by magic. One day the streets are normal with shoppers and car parks; the next day the
fair has arrived, fully constructed and ready for opening.
This narration-free video goes behind the scenes and looks at a different
side of the travelling showmen's skills as he manoeuvres the enormous loads into position
with pin-point accuracy.
The video also shows the varied forms of transport still
being used by today's travelling showmen, from the vintage Fodens and Scammells to the
very latest high tech machines.
Visiting four of the country's leading East Midlands
fairs: Nottingham Goose Fair, Stamford Mid-Lent Fair, Cambridge Mid-Summer Fair and
Boston's May Fair, the video will appeal to fairground and transport enthusiasts alike.