Leicester Oral History Archive
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Summary of interview item: All the Fun of the Fair. Compilation of interview extracts recalling various aspects of fairs in Leicester from the show people who ran the fairs and the people who went to the fairs . Descriptions of the Humberstone Gate Fair, Anstey Fair and village wakes. Recollections of childhood and visiting the fairs. Descriptions of caravans, rides, side shows boxing booths, animals and workers on the fairs. Recollections of the prizes to be won and the fairgrounds during the Second World War. Recollections of the Showmen's Guild and the circus. Aspects of safety and accidents at the fairs and caring for elderly show people are described. Contributors to the compilation are: ( Showmen) Mrs Bates, Mr Holland Senior, Mr Holland Junior, ( Visitors) Mr Andrews, Mrs Bailey, Mr Roke, Mrs Rudkin, Mrs Stacey, Mrs Stretton, Mr Wardle, Mrs Morgan, Mr Morgan Mrs Harrison.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Ansty
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 59 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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