FAIRGROUNDS ON FILM: 1915 TO 1970.

DVD_FairgroundsOnFilm[DVD: Lincolnshire Film Archive – 1915~ – 38 mins]. This presentation affords the opportunity of looking back at British fairgrounds at: Grantham, Louth, London, Lincoln and Boston. Includes: freak shows, hand-cranked roundabouts and the steam-driven Gondola, Whale Switchback, and Harry Lee’s Steam Yachts. Also features rides’ build-up and stunning colour film capturing VE Day celebrations. See the Moonrocket, Chair-O-Planes, Cakewalk, Chaser, Ferris wheels, Skid, Dodgem, Octopus, Meteorite, Jets, Speedway, Waltzer, Round-Up, juvenile rides and concessions. (Silent with captions). ANDY SHINE SAYS: My favourite moment was seeing John Collins’ Big Dipper in action at the Festival of Britain, London in 1951. What a great film showcasing the British fairgrounds of yesteryear. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.