The December edition of The Fairground Mercury has been posted to members – well ahead of the Christmas rush!
This 40-page, full-colour issue contains a pictorial survey of some of the fairs that took place before the second lockdown finished off the 2020 season, a lengthy article by Ned Williams about the largely unknown life of ‘Young Pat’ – the only son of the great Pat Collins, and the first part of a series of articles about ‘Sussex Showland Steam’ written by Roger Mills. Also contributing to this edition are Bill Treen, Geoff Bolton, Bill Disley, Richard Collis, Peter Hammond, Kevin Scrivens and Terry Werge.
To obtain a copy of this issue and a complimentary copy of booklet produced to mark the Association’s 40th anniversary, please send a subscription of £15 (OAPs and under 16s, £12) to: Lynn Calladine, FAGB Membership Secretary, 29 Mill Street, Belper, Derbys DE56 1DT. Payment should be made to the Fairground Association, and please enclose a small SAE for the despatch of your membership card.
Please note that applications are welcomed from overseas but are subject to an additional payment of £5 to cover air mail costs. Payment should be made to ‘The Fairground Association of Great Britain’, and please enclose a small SAE for the despatch of your membership card. You can also pay by PayPal.
If you can’t go to Hull Fair this year you can relive some of its excitement by visiting Humber Museums website. Earlier this year they had planned to hold an exhibition of images and memories of the fair at Hull Museum, but lockdown got in the way. If anything, the website is a more than adequate alternative to a trip round the museum – and you can watch it as many times as you like!
Published Dec 2020 by Admin