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CoverA HISTORY OF FAIRGROUND TRANSPORT. FROM HORSES TO ARTICS

By Allan Ford and Nick Corble

Once or twice a year local towns and villages are visited by travelling fairs bringing magic and excitement into peoples’ lives before, all too quickly, moving on.

£14.99 + £3 p&p

CoverAERIALIST: THE COLOURFUL LIFE OF A TRAPEZE ARTIST

By Rebecca Truman

'The founder of Britain's first female contemporary circus company takes us on an astonishing, often heartbreaking, journey from her childhood tumbling to being one of the world's most sought-after performers.
'In this unflinching account we share the life-threatening lows and adrenaline highs, the pains and the joy of becoming an aerialist'.

£7.99 + £3.50 p&p

CoverDANTER'S TRAVELS 1952 - 2012

By Steve Perry

60 years of Fun Fairs. A pictorial history of the transport of the Gloucestershire Showmen.

£14.99 + £3.50 p&p

CoverFAIRFIELD FOLK

By Frances Brown

A history of the British Fairground and its People.

£24.99 + £8.50 p&p

CoverFOUR SWALLOWS AND TWO ELEPHANTS

By Ned Williams

This book presents the biographies of seven people whose lives criss-crossed the Black Country while pursuing their interest in entertainment. They come from a bygone world of fairground shows, variety theatre, travelling theatres, early presentation of film, and the circus.

£13.50 + £3.50 p&p

CoverFROM FANFARE TO FUNFAIR

By John Culine

In relating his own family's history, John Culine brings the characters to life as he describes real people and real events in a narrative that could be straight from a Hollywood movie script. The story begins in 1822, and takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs as the Culine family make the journey from Victorian theatre and circus to the world of the travelling fairground in the 1940's.

£14.50 + £2 p&p

CoverFROST FAIRS TO FUNFAIRS. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH FAIR

By Allan Ford and Nick Corble

Tracking the development of the English Fair, this book captures the diversity, sounds, smells and sensations that have beguiled the Great British public for centuries.

£14.99 + £3 p&p

CoverGALLOPERS

By K. Scrivens, M. Smith and S. Smith

A Survey of Surviving Sets of Galloping Horses.

£20 + £5.50 p&p

CoverGERRY COTTLE'S 'A WORLD OF CIRCUS' Volume 1 1970-1990

By Andy Payne

Andy Payne presents a pictorial history of the world famous Gerry Cottle's journey from a young boy running away from home to owning the largest circus in the UK.

£30 + £3.50 p&p

CoverGERRY COTTLE'S 'A WORLD OF CIRCUS' Volume 2 1991-2015

By Andy Payne

Andy Payne presents a pictorial history of the world famous Gerry Cottle's journey from a young boy running away from home to owning the largest circus in the UK.

£30 + £3.50 p&p

CoverMUD, BLOOD & GLITTER

By Dr Haze

The autobiography of Dr Haze, Creator & Undead ringmaster of The Circus of Horrors.
Crammed packed with amazing anecdotal stories about incredible characters, cele­b­rities, media stunts & often unbelievable situations.

£11.99 + £4.50 p&p

CoverPROCTORS FAIRS THROUGH TWO WORLD WARS

By Albert Proctor

The Proctor family have been providing fun fairs for over 100 years. Albert Proctor wrote a book about his life on the fairgrounds through the two world wars and some of the hardships and tragedies that befell the family during this time. This book is his story, as he wrote it...

£9.99 + £2.50 p&p

CoverTHEY SEEK HIM HERE, THEY SEEK HIM THERE

By Keith Nichols

True tales of a travelling showman.

£12 + £3 p&p

CoverTHE WALL OF DEATH

By Ann Wright

Todd and Soutter Families 1929-1960s. Hardback.

£19.99 + £3.50 p&p

CoverA DESERT RAT ENTERTAINS

By Jenny Hall

Ray Harris served in all the major campaigns of World War II in Africa and Italy. He was also the producer and comedian with "The Jerboa Strollers" concert party. His story is told through photographs, theatre memorabilia and the letters he wrote to his fiancée.

£9.99 + £3.50 p&p

CoverA FAIR FIGHT

By Dr Vanessa Toulmin

An illustrated review of Boxing on British Fairgrounds.

£5 + £1.99 p&p

CoverANDERTON AND ROWLAND'S ILLUSION & REALITY

By Kevin Scrivens & Stephen Smith

New Hardback version.
The true history of the merging of the Anderton and Rowland families.

£30 + £8.50 p&p

CoverTHE ANDERTON AND ROWLAND PHOTO ALBUM

By Guy Belshaw

Features photographs from the DeVey family and others, of Anderton & Rowland's rides and transport over the years.

£20 + £4.60 p&p

CoverASTLEY "CIRCUS GENIUS"

By Paul Bemrose

Telling the story of Newcastle-under-Lyme born Philip Astley, the war hero who created the circus, setting the standard of the 42ft ring. This long out of print, small print run book, originally written for the 1992 celebrations has been republished as part of The Philip Astley Project.

£9.99 + £2.50 p&p

CoverTHE CHUCKLE BROTHERS: FIFTY YEARS OF TO ME... TO YOU

By Paul Chuckle

Little kids, big kids, pre-school kids, teenage kids and middle-aged kids we all love the Chuckle Brothers and their special crazy fun that has filled the land with laughter. Life has not always been a bowl of Chuckles for the boys and in this book, mostly written by Paul with Barry holding the inkwell, we learn of their good times, their not so good times and their great times. ChuckleVision turned the Chuckle Brothers into a national institution, their book will turn them into a national treasure, after all it is from them To Me... To You.

£11.50 + £1.99 p&p

CoverDAN BAKER'S TRAVELS 1931 AND 1932

Transcribed by Phyllis Ralton

Transcribed by Phyllis Ralton. Transcript of letters to his daughter, Doris, while travelling with his animal show.

£6.50 + £3 p&p

CoverGREENS FOR CATERPILLARS - Part ONE

By Tommy Green

The name Green became synonymous with Caterpillars. In this book I have detailed the fairs, and the rides attending, including details of the transport used.

£12.95 + £3.50 p&p

CoverGREENS FOR CATERPILLARS - Part Two

By Tommy Green

The second part of the story of Green's Caterpillar rides covers the period from 1950 until 1976 when the last Caterpillar was sold.

£15 + £3.50 p&p

CoverLOUISA'S FAIRGROUND LIFE AND BEYOND

By Louisa M. Prestney

The story of Louisa's fairground life, as a third generation showman, from the 1930s to the 1970s.

£9.99 + £3 p&p

CoverRIDING THE WORLD ON A WING AND A PRAYER

By Kurtis Murphy

A young man from Morecambe with no experience of motorbike riding and little experience of foreign travel decides it would be a good idea if he and a friend embark on an epic motorcycle journey around the world. What could possibly go wrong?

£14.50 + £2 p&p

CoverTOWNSENDS - A SHOWMAN'S STORY

By Kay Townsend

Have you ever wondered how a Fair Ground came to be? Hardback reprint.

£15 + £5 p&p

CoverTWO GLASGOW STREET PERFORMERS

By Stuart McMillan

A short history of two Irish entertainers who made Glasgow their home - one an itinerant performer who made his living by juggling and conjuring whom the Glasgow people took to their hearts; the other had an accomplished dexterity with wire who made and sold chains and puzzles as a living but through drink the Glasgow people lost any respect they had for him.

£10 + £3.50 p&p

CoverWALDKIRCH STREET AND FAIRGROUND ORGANS

By Herbert Juttemann

Translated and revised by Andrew Pilmer.

£29.95 + £7.50 p&p

 

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