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Fairs and carnivals Collection (#2)

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Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Bouncy castle JLP01_09_880407

Bouncy castle JLP01_09_880407
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Children playing on the bouncy castle at the 1988 Family Day at Laings Sports Ground

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Ice cream JLP01_09_880405

Ice cream JLP01_09_880405
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A little girl in a woollen hat eating an ice cream cone and holding her fathers hand at the 1988 Family Day at Laings Sports Ground

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Punch and Judy showman JLP01_09_880388

Punch and Judy showman JLP01_09_880388
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Professor Alexander the Punch & Judy man gathering an audience for his next show at the 1988 Family Day at Laings Sports Ground

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Audience JLP01_09_880386

Audience JLP01_09_880386
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. The audience of children and their parents for the Punch & Judy show at the 1988 Family Day at Laings Sports Ground

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Motorcycle display team JLP01_08_073972

Motorcycle display team JLP01_08_073972
Copthall Stadium, Hendon, Barnet, Greater London. A display by the Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Precision Team during the annual Laing Sports Day held at Copthall Stadium

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Ball in the Bucket JLP01_08_073968

Ball in the Bucket JLP01_08_073968
Copthall Stadium, Hendon, Barnet, Greater London. A man throwing a ball in a game of Ball in the Bucket at a funfair held during the annual Laing Sports Day at Copthall Stadium

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Apple bobbing JLP01_08_021705

Apple bobbing JLP01_08_021705
Carlisle, Cumbria. Two children competing in an apple bobbing contest as a group of children and adults watch, during a Laing sports day at Carlisle

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Train ride JLP01_08_021731

Train ride JLP01_08_021731
Carlisle, Cumbria. Children taking a ride on a miniature train named Brisco Belle during a sports day at Laings Carlisle Sports Club

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: British Industries Fair EAW043043

British Industries Fair EAW043043
The British Industries Fair Exhibition Hall, Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, 1952. The fair operated for two weeks each year from 1920 to 1957

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539

St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539
St Giles Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905. Photographed by Henry William Taunt (1842-1922) on silver gelatin glass plate negative

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Floral Festival, Chipping Campden CC73_00462

Floral Festival, Chipping Campden CC73_00462
CHIPPING CAMPDEN, Gloucestershire. A milkmaid with a calf followed by a cart bedecked in flowers and flags form part of the procession through the Cotswold town during the Floral Festival

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Frost fair on the Thames N110260

Frost fair on the Thames N110260
RIVER THAMES, London. " The Great Frost, or London in 1814". Coloured woodcut engraving. From the Mayson Beeton Collection

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Frost fair on the Thames N110258

Frost fair on the Thames N110258
RIVER THAMES, London. " Gambols on the River Thames, Feb 1814". Cartoon etching by Cruikshank. From the Mayson Beeton Collection

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Frost fair on the Thames N110257

Frost fair on the Thames N110257
RIVER THAMES, London. " Frost Fair upon the Thames in the reign of Charles II - from a print of the time." Dated 1683. Woodcut engraving, with key. From the Mayson Beeton Collection

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Panini - Festival in the Piazza di Spagna, Rome N070597

Panini - Festival in the Piazza di Spagna, Rome N070597
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " A Festival in the Piazza di Spagna Rome" 1727 by Giovanni Paolo PANINI (1691-1765). WM 1641-1948. Spanish Royal Collection, captured at Vitoria 1813. Pannini

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Jubilee Parade TS00009

Jubilee Parade TS00009
Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. A procession of horse-drawn floats passing along the road into the Market Place for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Strawberry Fair TS00005

Strawberry Fair TS00005
Iffley, Oxford, Oxfordshire. A group of local children dressed in May Day costumes, posing for the camera before they start country dancing at the Strawberry Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Witney Fair TS00006

Witney Fair TS00006
Witney, Oxfordshire. Carousels at Witney Fair, with crowds watching the fun. Hand-tinted lantern slide photographed by Henry Taunt 1890s

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Teniers - A Flemish Village Festival N070545

Teniers - A Flemish Village Festival N070545
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " A Flemish Village Festival" by David TENIERS the younger (1610-90). Provisionally Spanish Royal Collection. Bought 1840? WM 1581-1948

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: May Day procession in Oxford 1912 BB71_02946

May Day procession in Oxford 1912 BB71_02946
MAGDALEN BRIDGE, Oxford, Oxfordshire. The Halls Brewery drays at front of the Oxford May Day processions in 1912. The procession has just passed over Magdalen Bridge

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Carousel ride CC49_00528

Carousel ride CC49_00528
St Giles Fair, Oxford. A crowd of people gathered around a carousel ride in St Giles during the annual fair, held at the beginning of September. Photographed by Henry Taunt in 1895

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Wrestlers CC49_00511

Wrestlers CC49_00511
St Giles Fair, Oxford. Four female wrestlers, an unusual spectacle, posing outside their stall at St Giles Fair, watched by a large crowd. Photographed by Henry Taunt September 1909

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Easter Fair, Norwich a98_17164

Easter Fair, Norwich a98_17164
Norwich, Norfolk. In addition to its market, Norwich held two fairs, one at Christmas and this one at Easter, on the site of the cattle market

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Market MCF01_02_1065

Stow Horse Market MCF01_02_1065
MARKET SQUARE, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. An amusement fair held in Market Square during the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Gypsy camp MCF01_02_1069

Gypsy camp MCF01_02_1069
MAUGERSBURY MANOR, MAUGERSBURY, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A group of gypsies with their caravans camped by the boundary wall of Maugersbury Manor

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Market MCF01_02_1068

Stow Horse Market MCF01_02_1068
MARKET SQUARE, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. An amusement fair held in Market Square during the Stow Horse Fair, showing a crowd of people amongst fairground stalls

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Market MCF01_02_1064

Stow Horse Market MCF01_02_1064
MARKET SQUARE, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A dappled horse and gypsy caravan attending the Stow Horse Fair, standing near the Market Cross in Market Square

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Caravans arriving MCF01_02_1062

Caravans arriving MCF01_02_1062
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Two gypsy caravans arriving in town for the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Caravans arriving MCF01_02_1063

Caravans arriving MCF01_02_1063
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A steam-powered vehicle pulling gypsy caravans to the Stow Horse Fair past a row of houses, with a young boy watching from the foreground

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Unicorn Hotel MCF01_02_1061

Unicorn Hotel MCF01_02_1061
Unicorn Hotel, Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold, Gloucestershire. A small crowd of people gathered outside the Unicorn Hotel, looking at agricultural implements for sale at the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Unicorn Hotel MCF01_02_1060

Unicorn Hotel MCF01_02_1060
Unicorn Hotel, Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold, Gloucestershire. A group of men and two horses at a gypsy horse sale held on the main road at the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1058

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1058
FOSSE WAY, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A group of men looking at horses in a gypsy horse sale held on the main road at the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1055

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1055
FOSSE WAY, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A group of men looking at horses in a gypsy horse sale held on the main road at the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1057

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1057
FOSSE WAY, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A white horse being shown in a gypsy horse sale held on the main road at the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1054

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1054
FOSSE WAY, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Two horses and their colts being led by two men along the main road at the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1053

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1053
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A crowd and an auctioneer in a white coat gathered on a road at the Stow Horse Fair

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1052

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1052
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Looking over a crowd of men towards an auctioneers rostrum at the Stow Horse Fair, with a dark horse at the centre of the crowd

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1051

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1051
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Looking over a crowd of men towards an auctioneers rostrum at the Stow Horse Fair, with a white horse at the centre of the crowd

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1049

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1049
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A group of men labelling auction entrants at the Stow Horse Fair. A fair in Stow has been in existence for over 500 years when a charter was granted in

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1050

Stow Horse Fair MCF01_02_1050
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Looking over a crowd of men towards an auctioneers rostrum at the Stow Horse Fair, with a white horse at the centre of the crowd

Background imageFairs and carnivals Collection: Stow-on-the-Wold MCF01_02_1041

Stow-on-the-Wold MCF01_02_1041
MARKET SQUARE, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A view looking north-east across the Market Square, showing a man and boy walking horses towards the foreground




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