A collection of 305 photographs of rides, engines, shows and acts from a variety of fairs and shows. They have been taken by a number of photographers including Albert Davies and show fairground ride from the Pat Collin's fairground in the 1960s. Also included are the Arnold brothers' Chairoplanes in 1945, a group on the Blackpool joy wheel in 1906 and a general view of Blackburn Wakes in 1927. The photographs form part of our database image collection.
Harold Dever Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2314 0048
- Dates of Creationc1900-1970
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description305 images
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Harold Dever is one of a number of fairground enthusiasts who have donated items to the National Fairground Archive. An avid collector of fairground images, the diversity of subjects such as transport, rides and general views of fairs and the wide area covered, for example Blackpool, Manchester and Nottingham, are highlighted in his collection.
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.
Donated to the archive by Freda Dever
Other Finding Aids
Description compiled by Jane Donaldson
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright: Various according to item