The images page has been regenerated to provide visual information on one blog page. There are two sets of stacked images. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.
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.
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.
Japan-British Exhibition 1910 – Wiggle Woggle Entertainment. Probably a forerunner of the Walzter Ride Photograph, used in the Baltimore Sun, 1960. Shows a view of Bostock’s Zoo.
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.
Elephant in procession, unknown location. Small, mono photograph, highly faded. Circa 1925 Fascinating Early Cenetaph Remembrance Ceremony, London, UK
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.
The following were recently digitised for the online collection:
Hagenbach’s Ceylon Village and India Arena. Exactly what is happening not yet researched. Royal Hungarian Midgets (not my description) Place and Date to be researched. A Ball & Sons New Lyceum Booth. An early Bioscope run by Alf Ball. Details at NFA. Entitled ‘Midget Entertainer’,unproven. Name unknown, circa 1900
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
Royal Pavillion, Contents unknown Franco-British Exhibition 1908 South Front, Palace of Women, franco-British Exhibition 1908 (celebrating famous figures from Elizabeth I to Florence Nightingale) See https://www.alliancefrancaise.london/1908-Franco-British-Exhibition.php
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