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fun fair history

On 17 Jan 2010 at 9:47pm juju wrote:
Does anyone know which fun fairs came to lewes during the 1930s and where they held them. Curious to know which fair family came to town during this period. I gather there where four families operating in the southern counties.
On 18 Jan 2010 at 10:05am ere be monsters wrote:
Harris Bros Funfairs from Ashington were around at that time.
I only remember the fairs from the early 60s that were on the land opposite Eddies Cafe where The Gallops is now. Can't remember the names though.
Not been a lot of help really, "I'll get me coat"
On 18 Jan 2010 at 11:54am juju wrote:
Thanks, just trying to put in place the bits of a story of how grandparents met, they no longer around to ask and neither are my parents, so just down to detective work!
On 18 Jan 2010 at 12:23pm SAR wrote:
I imagine these events require some sort of permission. Council archive? There's one in Lewes I heard but don't know where.
On 18 Jan 2010 at 12:31pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Coles and possibly Stevens. I can try and find out for you.
On 18 Jan 2010 at 12:51pm Sherlock wrote:
I'd start at the Lewes reference library. They've got a large collection of material on Sussex there. Ask a librarian - they usually get really interested in enquiries like this.
On 18 Jan 2010 at 1:03pm helper wrote:
Try the photographers up top of the town, they could have pictures from then??
On 18 Jan 2010 at 2:35pm juju wrote:
Good info folks, didnt know that coles and stevens ran fairs for this area, that makes 6. Will try reeves and public records and library. Have email some of the historic and gouverning bodies for fun fairs in the hope that they may have some info. Sort of hope it maybe Harris as we still see them around with some of the original rides and they are always willing to have a chat and share history with us.
On 18 Jan 2010 at 5:43pm juju wrote:
Cliffebimbo I would be glad of any info you can let me have! x
On 18 Jan 2010 at 9:44pm Rookie wrote:
The fair that used to be on the Gallops during the 60's and 70's was Coles.
On 18 Jan 2010 at 11:06pm Six Toed Tony wrote:
Hey Bimbo, just send juju your complete family history, that should cover it quite nicely!

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