- All the Fun
of the Fair. News, photographs, information and book reviews are only a small part of this
extensive Web site.
Appletons Family Fun Fair.
Leicestershire-based showman's website.
BKG Leisure. Carousels
and traditional rides for hire from this fifth generation family
A history of the showmen with details of the
towns and grounds they visit and the equipment they use.
- D.K. Bradley and Sons.
Specialists in fairground art and restoration. The website includes photographs of the
restoration of vintage gallopers.
Emerson & Hazard's
Amusement Caterers. A history of this fairground family, with
Art. Website of fairground historian Michael Smith, the curator
of the fairground collection at Dingles Steam Museum. Excellent vintage
Association of Great Britain. Formed in 1978, this is an organisation aimed
at fairground enthusiasts. Members receive the quarterly journal,
Trust. A charity which is committed to saving, conserving and
sharing historic fairground equipment. It owns a substantial collection
of national importance, part of which is currently on show at Dingles
Steam Village in Devon.
Fairground Society. Founded in 1961, the Fairground Society
caters for anyone interested in fairgrounds past or present. Members
receive the quarterly magazine, 'Platform'.
World. Another site aimed at the funfair fan, with an ever-expanding content.
Fun of the Fair. Pat
Collins history, photos, message board, and much more. Everything you
could want to know about Pat Collins Fun Fairs/Anthony Harris & Sons.
Funfair Rides & Equipment Hire.
Michael and Andrea
Gallagher funfair ride hire website.
Goff Danter Online.
Homepage of Goff Danter, a descendant of the Danter fairground family,
who is a professional artist who specialises in fairground art.
JNRS Amusement Rides Ltd.
Sale and hirte of funfair equipment from Milton Keynes-based Keith
Traditional Fairground Amusements. Operators of vintage
chairoplanes, train ride, arcade, hoopla and swing boats.
Waltzers and More. Site devoted to waltzers, speedways and other traditional
fairground rides. Contains numerous photographs.
Madness. Dedicated to popular funfair ride, the Miami Trip, with news and
updates on Miamis in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Includes an exhaustive list of
Miamis with photographs.
J's Funfair. Tewkesbury Mop, Danters Funfairs and more on this personal
- Music Boxes.
The website of Goffredo Colombani, an Italian craftsman who specialises in hand-built
miniature carousels with inbuilt music boxes.
National Fairground Archive.
A unique collection of photographic, printed, manuscript and audio-visual material
covering all aspects of the culture of travelling showpeople, their social history and
everyday life, and the artefacts and machinery of fairgrounds. The web site includes
extensive information on the subject and represents a nationally-important resource. The
collection is housed at Sheffield University.
- Old Glory.
The website of the preservation magazine often includes items of interest to
Wright Fairground Art. The website of top fairground artist Paul Wright is
packed full of information and images. His superb fairground artwork is available to buy
on CD-ROM from Joyland Books.
Premier Rides. Website of
the UK's largest owner supplier of fairground rides.
Decor. The fairground art of Pete Tei, from David Wragg's
juvenile ride in 1976, right through to his modern masterpieces.
- World's Fair.
The Showmen's newspaper is still the main
source of news and information for travelling fairs.
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