Hull Fair Project

Scope and Content

The Hull Fair Project was a lottery funded project to provide a documentation of Hull Fair. The collection includes research material used for the exhibition and DVD including audio visual material, digitised images, aural history and transcripts. The project worked with all communities enriched by Hull Fair - the local population, the showland community and Hull City Council. The project was completed in October 2005 with a resulting DVD, and a dedicated website available.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Hull Fair project aimed to involve residents of Hull and the community of travelling showmen in building a community history web site which explores the recent history of Hull Fair from a personal perspective. It also aimed to conserve and enhance Hull’s diverse culture and encourage the local community to identify, look after and celebrate its unique heritage.

The collection preservation, digitisation of material was made widely available material relating to the heritage and history of Hull Fair through a format which is both user friendly and encourages greater access of the fairground and Humberside communities to their heritage and history.

Access Information

Images are available in the NFA reading room. Please contact the NFA prior to visit if you wish to view the DVD.

Acquisition Information

Donated by his wife, Alison Price and daughter, Alva Price.

Other Finding Aids

Image database system.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Donaldson

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