Skip to main content

Rights Managed > Royal Cornwall Museum > Places > Newquay

Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated

Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated


Please Click On A License Option

Flat fee up to A2 size

Flat fee up to A2 size

Filename: TRURI-NWQfc-11.tiff

Size: 7943 x 6362 (6.9MB)

Date: 27th August 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.415497, -5.073719

© From the collection of the RIC

We accept all major credit cards


Image Downloads
Canvas Prints
Fine Art Prints
Metal Prints
Home Decor


Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum Photo Prints and Wall Art

Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated

A Spinning-top Switchback made by Savidges of Kings Lynn. It is probably Hancocks Fairground. There are lots of people watching and enjoying the ride. Photographer: Unknown

Royal Cornwall Museum is the UK's Greatest Museum For Cornish Life & Culture

TRURI : NWQfc.11

Media ID 19234087

© From the collection of the RIC

Crowds


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum transports us back in time to the vibrant fairgrounds of Newquay, Cornwall. The undated image captures a moment of pure joy and excitement as people gather around a magnificent spinning-top switchback ride. This particular attraction was crafted by Savidges of Kings Lynn, renowned for their innovative fairground creations. The scene is alive with energy, as individuals from all walks of life come together to witness this thrilling spectacle. Smiling faces are illuminated by the flickering lights that adorn the ride, creating an enchanting atmosphere against the backdrop of a dusky sky. It is evident that this gathering has become a cherished social event for locals and visitors alike. While we may not know the identity of the photographer who skillfully captured this timeless moment, their lens immortalizes an era when simple pleasures brought communities closer together. The photograph serves as a testament to our enduring fascination with amusement parks and showcases how they have evolved over time. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in history, it becomes clear that fairs have always been more than just entertainment; they represent shared experiences and memories etched into our collective consciousness. This remarkable image invites us to step into Newquay's past and relish in the exuberance radiating from every individual present at Hancocks Fairground on that unforgettable day.

MADE IN THE USA
Safe Shipping with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

FREE PERSONALISATION*
We are proud to offer a range of customisation features including Personalised Captions, Color Filters and Picture Zoom Tools

FREE COLORIZATION SERVICE
You can choose advanced AI Colorization for this picture at no extra charge!

SECURE PAYMENTS
We happily accept a wide range of payment options so you can pay for the things you need in the way that is most convenient for you

* Options may vary by product and licensing agreement. Zoomed Pictures can be adjusted in the Basket.

lightbox add My Lightbox




Related Images


A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. About 1910
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. About 1910
Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. About 1900
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. About 1900
Hancocks Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated
Hancocks Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. About 1910
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. About 1910
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. Date about 1910
A Fair, Truro, Cornwall. Date about 1910
Wrestlers CC49_00511
Wrestlers CC49_00511
Beverley Sittings Fair early 1900s
Beverley Sittings Fair early 1900s
Portland Fair early 1900s
Portland Fair early 1900s
Auto Skooter dodgems fairground ride, probably 1920s
Auto Skooter dodgems fairground ride, probably 1920s
Swallows Funfair, Whitehaven Fair in 1899
Swallows Funfair, Whitehaven Fair in 1899