'Fair Notes', book 7. Includes at end of volume 'P' series of pictures (newscuttings etc.), P.106- P.183. 1942 (contd) August Bank Holiday 30 Jul: Blackheath Aug Bank Holiday Fair Hampstead Heath Aug Bank Holiday Fair 1 Aug: Wormwood Scrubs Aug Bank Holiday Fair Walpole Park (Ealing) Aug Bank Holiday and 'Holidays at Home' Fair, 1-8 Aug Wembley (Barham's Park) 'Holidays at Home' Fair, 1-8 Aug Clapham Common 'Holidays at Home' Fair, 8-15 Aug, visited 8 Aug. First time amusements on Clapham Common for at least 5 years. Acton Park Hospital Carnival, 8-15 Aug, visited 8 Aug. Smaller than peacetime fairs Victoria Park 'Holidays at Home' Fair, 22-29 Aug, visited 21 Aug Hampstead Heath (Jugo-Slav aid) Circus and Fair, 22-26 Aug, visited 22 Aug. Rosaire's Circus only opened on the Saturday, 22 Aug. Hackney Downs 'Holidays at Home' Fair, 5-14 Sep, visited, 5 Sep Albany Park (Enfield Highway) 'Holidays at Home' Fair, 29 Aug-12 Sep, visited 5 Sep Notes from articles in the World's Fair on Scenic Railways and Organs, and on Riding Devices built pre-World War I, from Mr Hbner's catalogue of the period. Hayes End Winter Fair, open since Oct and likely to remain until Spring, visited 13 Dec. General summary of 1942 season: showland activity greater than 1941, but the 'blackout fair' idea has not caught on. The 'Holidays at Home' movement by the Government to save travel resulted in some 'fine fairs'. 1943 Notes on Fowler Engines particulars from the company's 1922 catalogue, and notes from 'an old Walker catalogue'. Aldershot Fair, open over Easter, visited 10 Apr Cove Fair, near Aldershot, 27 Mar-10 Apr, visited 10 Apr
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- SHC Ref No: 6790/1/7
- Repository: Surrey History Centre, Woking
- Date: 24 Jul 1942 -10 Apr 1943
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- Level: Item
- Access Status: Open.
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