Harold Dever Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Access Information

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 Freda Dever

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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