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Presentation at the next Meeting Points
Thursday, 28th September 2017
Meeting starts at 10:00 am
at Harman’s Cross Village Hall
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My Life on the Fairground
By Kay Townsend
This is my most popular talk and started after my first book in 2006.
I will talk about why the rides were still small up until the 1800s, what was used as lights before the light bulbs, then what happened when steam power came to the fair. I mention health and safety on the fairground, how the style of the caravans has changed and what they are like inside.
I will also explain why the rides are so expensive now, with a breakdown of expenses. Some people have wondered about education on the fairground.  I invite questions on this and of course I will mention my family when they came to Swanage to open and I am sure some of you will remember this. I encourage questions and bring some of my books for you to browse.