Fairfield Folk: A History of the British Fairground and its People
Frances Brown

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ISBN Number: 0-9521282-0-9
Hardback with dustjacket
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1993 (Third Edition)
Ronda Books

Third edition of the fascinating history of the British fairfield folk.

The third 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 very good dustjacket (some minor bumping to the rear). Please click on image for close-up of book for sale.

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