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Barnet Fair, circa 1970. Agfachrome slide. I did a little detective work on the web, and I think this is the same ride, although the decoration and colour scheme have changed: http://www.oldtymefunfairs.co.uk/helter.htm

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 May 2010, 06:22
It was my life's ambition to go on one of these - but I never did!
John Prior: Still time Chris!
I haven't seen or been on one of those for a long time. This is a very nice example.
John Prior: Not many around now, Carters Steam Fair have one, but not as nicely decorated as this example. Thanks for comment.
Gosh I remember going on one very similar to this back in the 50's. So much character to these bits of entertainment.

  • don
  • United States
  • 24 May 2010, 15:42
A fascinating entertainment site with all the interesting detail and color. Nice shot.
They've still got one of these at the funfair on Hunstanton seafront. Love the paintwork on this.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 24 May 2010, 18:41
nice one, John. It looks like it'd be fun.

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