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Hancocks Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated

Hancocks Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated


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Filename: TRURI-NWQfc-10.tiff

Size: 7886 x 6301 (10.2MB)

Date: 27th August 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.415497, -5.073719

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Hancocks Fairground, Newquay, Cornwall. Undated

Hancocks Fairground carousel (galloper) with horses working. It is named as Four-A-Breast Steeple Chasers. Lots of people are watching. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : NWQfc.10

Media ID 19234085

© From the collection of the RIC

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum transports us back in time to Hancocks Fairground, located in the picturesque coastal town of Newquay, Cornwall. The undated image captures a moment of pure joy and excitement as visitors gather around the magnificent carousel known as the "Four-A-Breast Steeple Chasers". The carousel's galloping horses are beautifully crafted and meticulously painted, giving them an almost lifelike appearance. As they gracefully rise and fall, their vibrant colors catch the eye of onlookers young and old alike. The atmosphere is electric with anticipation as people eagerly await their turn to experience this timeless fairground attraction. The scene is bustling with activity; crowds have gathered around the carousel, creating a sense of community and shared enjoyment. Laughter fills the air while children's faces light up with delight at each passing horse. It is evident that Hancocks Fairground holds a special place in the hearts of locals and tourists alike. Although we may not know who captured this enchanting moment through their lens, it serves as a testament to both skilled photography and cherished memories made at this beloved Cornish fairground. This print allows us to glimpse into a bygone era where simple pleasures brought immense happiness – reminding us that some things truly stand the test of time.

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