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  2. Mike Willis

    Happy Birthday Mike hope you had a good day yesterday
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    • Terry Hutton
    • Graham Wadley

    Hello Graham,

                             Hope this finds you well. I've just come back from Halstead where the Neals were open. They are pulling down today. They go there mainly to build up for testing. The place was a sea of mud but several people turned when they opened. Joe Neal has bought Jimmy Dean's Waltzer together with his run of places, he's still got the Round up and the half share of the Dodgems with his brother. From Halstead they are going to March and then to Waterbeach for Easter.


    • Dylan Wilkinson
    • Jamie Peters

    hi m8 just donated £3 to the site

    • Phil Heath
    • Gordon Wire

    happy birthday matey

  4. If you'd like to PM me some contact details I can pass them on to them if that's of any help. Might also be worth mentioning why you want to contact them more specifically so they know what is required.
  5. Complete with swag Rifles & cork guns. Nice looking joint with blue Led tubes & front banners. easy 1 man build up. Ready now Phone or text 07881 525578 Cambridgeshire area Cheap for cash
  6. Complete Model Fairground For Sale

    Update. The collection is now listed on Ebay via the link below. Please contact me on 07752905925 if you would like to come and see it. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Complete-model-fairground/263533411229?hash=item3d5bd0bb9d:g:554AAOSwjT9anWDg
  7. Wanted To Buy: Noahs Ark

    Ours was for sale but things changed and we need to keep it as we have work for it in 2018. Thanks for the link Ian Woodall much appreciated though.
  8. Dear All Some time ago we split each forum that holds photos into two separate forums:- Compact Photo Topics - To contain photo sets with captions, without duplication and "arty" type photos Full Photo Topics - Where there was no restriction on the quantity/quality of photos This was introduced to enable those members who preferred more compact photo sets to easily identify which photos they wished to view. Following suggestions and discussion by the Forum Panel we are slightly changing this system, to make it simpler for photo posters and for Moderators. From now all photos will go into a single forum. That is, the Photo Forum will be the Photo Forum and not split into two. Posters will need to tag their photo topic to indicate that it is a Full Photo Topic enabling those who prefer the Compact Photo Sets to easily identify them. If you post photos on the forum, please post them in the relevant photo forum (Photo, Transport, AP etc) AND if it's a full topic please use the tag "Full Photo Topic) All the best Bill
    • Eddie Kelly
    • Gary Witcomb



  9. Dear All We announced late last year that to enable the Forum to be financially self supporting we were restricting access to the Rides List to Forum Supporters - those that contribute financially to our considerable hosting and storage bills. The policy was announced at This policy was voted in by your forum panel, who also felt that it could be seen as unfair if a member who had contributed to the Rides List couldn't access it and a number of exceptions were put in - those who contributed to the Rides List and those who had posted funfair reports. The idea behind this was that the majority of members would make a donation and the number who genuinely felt it unfair and asked for access would be small. Unfortunately this hasn't worked as intended - perhaps we were naive, perhaps it wasn't worded properly, but the "free access" was not intended to be "free access", but a way to placate those who genuinely felt the policy was unfair. Consequently the panel feel that the free access clause has brought the current system into disrepute. We have extensively discussed the free access and voted on it. As of 21st April 2018 free access to the Rides List will be removed. If you wish to access the Rides List you will need to make a donation towards our considerable hosting and storage costs. Members who don't wish to pay will still have free access to the rest of the forum - many, many gigabytes of photos, fair reports, discussions etc - a unique online resource. Those who wish to access the Rides List will have to make a minimum donation of £5 a year. This is far, far lower than a magazine subscription or membership of a club and, in my view and the view of the majority of the Forum Panel represents excellent value for money. It works out at 9.6 PENCE per week and will ensure the forum is available for the foreseeable future. We fully appreciate that the situation isn't ideal - we would love to keep the forum totally free, but I cannot finance the forum myself and voluntary donations were at a level that losing the entire forum was a real and imminent possibility. I personally wish to thank all those members who have donated - you are keeping the forum available - THANK YOU! All the best Bill
  10. Restricting Access To The Rides List

    Even BETTER value in a leap year an extra day for free In all seriousness, a very small price to pay for such a resource and indeed, an information site.
  11. Carter's Dive Bomber For Sale

    Just buy blind obviously, or alternatively you could talk to the seller.... If you are serious ask Joby if you can kick the tyres, that's secret code for being a serious buyer with available funds..
  12. Bill Edwards

    Many thanks to you all. Much appreciated
    • jackdude101
    • Bill Edwards



    I have been a member since 2016. I have not posted in about two years, and I see that my access to the Rides List is now restricted due to recent policy changes. It says that one way to retain access is whether you have contributed information to update the Rides List. I have done so, specifically updating information related to British gallopers. Here is a sampling of locations containing gallopers to which I have contributed new information: 


    Beamish Museum
    Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    Blists Hill Victorian Town
    Bressingham Steam & Gardens
    Crealy Adventure Park
    Drayton Manor Theme Park
    Fawley Hill
    Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
    Herbert Silcock's Golden Gallopers
    Hollycombe Working Steam Museum
    Rainbow Park Hunstanton

    Tatton Park


    The common traits shared among the gallopers at these locations is that they each have at least one wood figure. In my opinion, gallopers with genuine wood figures are the crème de la crème of their attraction type, and if I am to do any further research (which I would obviously be doing for free), I will need access restored to the Gallopers forum.


    Thank you for reading, 





    1. Bill Edwards

      Bill Edwards


  13. Just heard that Joe Richard White, true gentleman and stalwart of the Scottish Section, passed away last summer. I came across this lovely, detailed obituary from The Herald. Don't think it has been posted yet: http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/obituaries/15391386.Obituary___Joe_White__travelling_showman/
    • Frank Lee
    • Bill Edwards

    Hi Bill I am having trouble viewing the rides listing I had wanted post some more upto date photos on my Waltzer listing and also my Twist  and also to list my Juvenile Gallopers with some photos can you help please thanks Frank 

  14. I hope someone can help me in my search. My old friend Martin Earley joined the travelling fair in Newbury around 1970. He moved around with the fair and may well be still be travelling. I would love to find out what happened to him and whether he is still around. Any help with how I could contact him would be much appreciated. thank you. regards Stephen Mika
  15. Glen McCourtney

    How do i change my profile photo??:ph34r: I want to change it to this??? Thanks


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    • Rob Selby
    • Bill Edwards

    can i please have access to the rides list so i can look at my rides on there thank you


    1. Bill Edwards

      Bill Edwards

      Hi. Access added. Regards. Bill 

    2. Rob Selby

      Rob Selby

      thanks bill you need to update the rib tickler page sheldon lock to richard cadell november 2015 then rob selby feb 2017  photos to follow thanks


  17. Hi has anybody got or knows mark hadfield from Worksop is contact number or ask him to ring me on 07736 625657
  18. Have a great day Keith, hopefully see you at Churchdown.
  19. Unidentified Donation

    Many thanks. I've now upgraded your account.
    • Mark D. B. Jones
    • Bill Edwards

    Hi @Bill Edwards, many years ago I accidentally ran up HUGE bills on several credit cards. These have been all cut up for a number of years and I hope to pay them off in a few years time. I hope you understand that until I have paid them off I don't wish to become a paid subscriber. I have though contributed with content on many occasions and have provided reliable information as to when rides change hands. Please therefore could you grant me access to the rides list. Regards, Mark.

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