Bill Garbett Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of 154 colour and black and white photographs. The early black and white photographs were collected from other photographers and feature examples of fairground transport. Later colour photographs taken mainly by Bill Garbett show a variety of fairground rides including Carter's Gallopers an Octopus and Arthur Stevens' Lighthouse Slip circa 1986 and scenes of fairs such as Nottingham Goose Fair. The photographs form part of our database image collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bill Garbett is one of a number of fairground enthusiasts who have donated photographs to the National Fairground Archive. The photographs were mainly taken by Bill Garbett. His passion for fairground rides is reflected in the images which feature in this collection, especially of those of Carter's fair in the 1980s.

Conditions Governing Access

These items make up part of the image database collection which is available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the archive by Graham Downie

Other Finding Aids

Image database.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Donaldson

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Various according to item


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