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Nottingham Goose Fair 1929
Recent addition to the collection is this 1929 programme for the annual Nottingham Goose Fair, still taking place in the centre of the city. It includes the layout of the fair and it strikes me that B&W are still the biggest attaction, with their pitch taking up a considerable section of the square. This was one of the last fairs that B&W attended before their demise in the early thirties.
New Items: 12 views of the British Empire Exhibition 1924
The following souvenir set of cards show some of the many scenes from the 1924 British Empire Exhibition. Containing 12 cards in all the set is complete with original envelope.
New items added to the Collection – April 2019
Bostock’s Zoo, was thought to be located in Baltimore, USA. It was owned by Frank Bostock. This image, although a representation, shows a wealth of wild animals and performers/handlers. Needs more research. There are photographs of it after a fire completely destroyed it during 1901.
Cenetaph Remembrance Ceremonies started in the early 1920s and there is extensive research on its origins.
This view, from ‘Flip-Flap’, shows the extent of the exhibition and the reuse of earlier exhibtion buildings. ‘Flip-Flap’ was a cross between a Ferris Wheel and Tower (x2) The name tells its own story, but is not to be confused with a USA ride of the same name.
Items added to the Collection
The following were recently digitised for the online collection:
Franco-British Exhibition, 1908 Fine Arts Palace. ‘a Fine Art Palace (with paintings by Hogarth, Gainsborough, Corot, Courbet…’ https://www.alliancefrancaise.london/1908-Franco-British-Exhibition.php
New Book: George Wombwell the Celebrated Menagerist – Events at Warwick
This is the first in the series of three books on Wombwell, all available from Amazon stores or post free from the Wombwell Collection in the UK.Buy via Amazon UK