766 digitised images mainly of photographs, but some of large size negatives and glass plate negatives. They consist of original prints and negatives that are also found in many other collections.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2314 NFA0066
- Dates of Creation1880s-1970s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description766 images
- Digital Materials
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William Keating of Southport was one of the first commercial photograph reproducers to serve the fledgling fairground enthusiast community. He primarily collected postcards and photographs of key events and created high quality copy negatives to then allow reproductions to be sold. He secured a small number of his own images which was acquired by David Braithwaite.
Keating was a key member of the Friendship Circle of Showland Fans.
Items catalogued by type
Conditions Governing Access
The photographs make up part of the image database collection which is available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room.
Donated from David Braithwaite's collection by his wife and daughter Joanna and Naomi Braithwaite.
Other Finding Aids
Items on image database.
Description compiled by Jane Donaldson
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright: National Fairground Archive