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The March Mercury Vol 42 issue 4

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The March edition of The Fairground Mercury has been posted to all current members of the FAGB.

In this 40-page, full-colour edition Roger Mills chronicles the 116-year history of The World’s Fair, while Ben Lovell writes about the importance of the paper to him..

Previously unpublished photographs of Lechlade Fair, a fair that has disappeared from the calendar, illustrate an article about a showman who travelled the Cotswolds a century ago.

On other pages Geoff Bolton recalls the fairs at Lincoln he attended during his youth; David Springthorpe charts the travels of a recently-sold Dodgem track; Ted Burst describes how he was bitten by the modelmaking bug; and Mike Dyson looks at the history of a little-known set of Gallopers and the traction engines that hauled it from place to place.

All the recent machine changes are logged by Mike Willis in his regular column, there’s a list of coming events, and members’ comments on previous issues are published in 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. You can also pay by PayPal.

Published March 2020 by Admin


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