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Funfairs and a social history of England

18th January 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 18th January at 8.00 pm


Funfairs and a social history of England

Robert Harris


Fairground amusements like merry-go-rounds, swings and stalls selling food and knick-knacks are all that remain from a time when fairs had an important business function. They were once wholesale markets for selling sheep or horses or hiring fairs, where labourers converged looking for a new master for the year ahead. Robert comes from several generations of the Harris family, who tour the South-East with their fairground rides.



18th January 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm