family of South Wales were amongst the earliest presenters of
amusements to the public at fairs and gatherings in Great Britain in
the 19th Century.
turned machinery travelled by horses they were very early in the
field of applying steam to the propulsion of their rides and for
Their earliest manually propelled
rides featured hand turned mechanical organs, and though the
following years they were to prove innovators in the field of
mechanical music, being the first to have fair organs operated by
cardboard book music, and later by paper rolls.
Over the years they operated over
forty steam road engines, and were in the forefront of changing to
more modern diesel powered vehicles in the 1930s.