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Built in 1921 by Messrs Thomas Walker of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and erected at Crowlas 1982
(Penwith Pleasure Park opened in 1977 and closed around 1984.)


A note on this lantern slide reads "Tenman's Hole built over". The Dolphin Tavern can be seen in the background, and amongst the rides are Dooner's American High Flyers and H Smith's High Flyers.

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Three men standing in front of Steven Rowland's Mini Waltzer, with one presenting a cheque to another.

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The Iron Maiden fairground engine. "Mighty in Strength and Endurance".

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Anderton & Rowland engine and fair organ in Mawla.

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Fair on Plymouth Hoe. (2 copies of same print)

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These were some of the largest machines ever seen in Britain up to that date. This example, pictured at Southport, was the largest permanent Fair Ride in Britain up to 1900. Holidaymakers rode in suspended car which swung out as the speed of the ride…

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Three men sitting on the edge of a roundabout, with 'The Magnificent Marenghi' truck in the background.

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Big Wheel and spectators at fairground.

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The High Flyer ride at fair. 'Mind You Hold Tight' and 'Ride of the Fair' signs depicted.

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Children's Big Wheel

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Tommy Opie's Austin Cars at Penzance Fair in 1978 . (Nigel Philby)

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A. Whitelegg / Charlie Bailey's juveniles (Dean Bailey, Richard Thomas)

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Children's Supercar Railroad roundabout

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Anderton & Rowland's Cyclone Twist at Summercourt Fair. (M. DeVey)

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Albert Martin's Hoopla at Penzance Fair in 1978, with David Rowland and Arthur James's Big Wheel. Hoopla signs read 'Score under 30 with 3 Separate Numbers to Win', 'One Win Any Prize', '20p' and 'Gold Plated Ingots Here'.

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John Hart pictured standing in front of Dave Rowland's Hoopla at Penzance Fair in 1978.

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CH Marenghi 1911 military band organ. "Playing the melodies of the masters".

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Duplicate of ENT8.015

CH Marenghi 1911 military band organ. "Playing the melodies of the masters".

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Anderton & Rowlands Burrell Gladiator, built in 1909. 'Veterans of the Fairground Tour'.
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