St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539
St Gilesa Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905.
Photographed by Henry William Taunt (1842-1922) on silver gelatin glass plate negative. Despite the bustle of St Giles's Fair, the photographer Henry Taunt has inevitably attracted attention perched, presumably on a stepladder, above the fairgoers. Employees of the ornately decorated Taylor's Royal Electric Coliseum are drumming up business, and a Fried Fish and Chip Potato wagon stands beside the gas lamp. St Giles's Fair had evolved from a parish wake first mentioned in 1624 into a major amusement fair with special trains bringing visitors from far afield. Taunt photographed the fair from the late 1860s, hoping of course to sell many images, and also out of personal interest.
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Scarborough Promenade Wall Of Water
10th August 1940: More exciting than a fairground ride, this vehicle and its passengers dice with death beside the wall of water on the promenade at Scarborough. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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Mother and son riding a Rytecraft Scoota-boat - Llandudno
Mother and son riding a Rytecraft Scoota-boat - a wooden plywood motor boat at the Fairground - Tuson's Scoota Boats - Llandudno, Wales. These boats are the electric type with 110 volt motor, powered from a mesh up above, earthing out through the water. Date: circa 1930s
© Grenville Collins Postcard Collection / Tom Gillmor / Mary Evans
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