Following the resounding success
of the first edition of Fairfield Folk, Frances Brown has been
sent numerous additional photographs which are included in this
second edition. This has enabled her to update and add to the
fascinating history of the British fairfield folk.
The second edition of Fairfield
Folk traces the history of the Matthews family from the early 19th
Century to today. The history of the "Travellers" is
handed down through the traditional method of a "Say".
Every important, amusing or significant event is turned into a
story and is faithfully repeated with great accuracy from
generation to generation.
This book should have wide appeal
as it has not only many personal insights into the travelling
family but also records their purchase of several early
steam-driven carousels, one of which has been featured in the
films Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and Half-a-Sixpence.
Condition: Fine with Fine dustjacket.
Owner's inscription on top right of first page inside front
cover. Please click on image for
close-up of book for sale.
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