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The Fairground Mercury Vol 45 No 1

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The June edition of The Fairground Mercury has been posted to all members of the FAGB. In this 40- page, full-colour edition Roger Mills writes about a remarkable roundabout built by Charles Burrell & Co, with additional notes by Stephen Smith; the history of the Headless Cross Cherry Wake is explored; and the products of Orton & Spooner are illustrated in a generous selection of works photographs. Mike Willis lists the many machine changes since our last edition, while Doug Roseaman looks at 3D printed parts for fairground modelmakers. Photographs by members make up a pictorial survey of early-season fairs – and there are plenty of contributions to ‘Feedback’.

If you would like to obtain this edition and the next three issues please send a subscription fee of £15 (OAPs and under 16s, £12) to Lynn Calladine, FAGB Membership Secretary, 29 Mill Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1DT. Payment should be made out to FAGB and please enclose a small SAE for the despatch of your membership card. Should you be overseas please add a supplement of £5 to the subscription as a contribution to air mail costs. Payment can be made by PayPal – see elsewhere on this site. All new members will be sent a free copy of the FAGB’s booklet produced to mark the 900 th anniversary of Hereford May Fair – Britain’s oldest fair.

You can also pay by PayPal.


Hull Fair Exhibition Online

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!

Follow this link:

Best wishes,Graham


Published Dec 2020 by Admin

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