George Dawson Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains numerous photographs with some of those housed in albums. they have been taken by a variety of photographers, though many are unknown. There are miscellaneous newspaper cuttings relating chiefly to traction engines and 40 rally programmes collected by the enthusiast.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Dawson was a fair and steam enthusiast from Cumbria. He was involved with various societies and preservation groups and helped organise a number of steam rallies.


Catalogued by type

Access Information

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

Other items are available to view by appointment.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Fairground Association of Great Britain and Neil Calladine

Other Finding Aids

Photographs on image database. Other items listed by type.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Donaldson

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: National Fairground Archive


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