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Fairground People

Ride Builders and Artists

Robert Lakin & Company

Robert Lakin & Co - waltzerTo review the output of the R.J. Lakin company during its lifespan of 1926 to 1952 is to examine modern fairground itself.
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Orton & Spooner

Orton & SpoonerThe legendary partnership that that can trace its roots back to the 1800s, setting standards for the manufacture of both shows and rides.
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Albert Howell

Albert HowellArtist, who worked for Orton & Spooner. Famous for jungle scenes.
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Sid Howell

Sid HowellArtist, who worked for Orton & Spooner, and one of the most versatile craftsmen of them all.
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Fairground People

Chicken Joe

Chicken JoeUntil the 1960s Chicken Joe was a legend in the North of England, handing out prizes of brown paper carrier bags of groceries topped with a fresh chicken.
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Fred Gray

Fred GrayWell known London showman.
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Harry Lee

Harry LeeEveryone with an interest in fairground will know the name Harry Lee. And whenever that name is uttered it is always in relation to Steam Yachts.
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