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What’s new at the Fairground Heritage Centre for 2016?

Horse drawn living wagon

We’ve been busy at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre as usual this winter.

The key addition to the Main Gallery this year is our Time Tunnel – this new walk through attraction traces the development of our fairgrounds from the 1860s through to the present day. Lavishly illustrated with historical images, the time line shows how our fairs changed over time  in the context of other historical and world events.

A important new exhibit in the Main Gallery is a beautiful horse-drawn showman’s living wagon, on loan from Leeds Museums. This is now the earliest wagon in our collection, and helps plot the development from the earliest horse-drawn wagons of the Nineteenth Century to the much larger wagons of the post war years, as demonstrated by the impressive Southerns wagon from the Philip Noble Collection which was a new feature of last season.

Main GalleryA change to LED technology now means that many of the exhibits in our Main Gallery can be properly lit on a daily basis, greatly enhancing our displays for the enjoyment of our visitors.

Our Working Rides Gallery has received further attention over the closed season, continuing the enhancements to this building and decorative background lighting started last year.

If you’re interested in using our facilities at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre for a photshoot, filming or promotional event, please contact Guy Belshaw on 07860 214105 or email: guy.belshaw01@btinternet.com

 

 

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