Albert Haslam was an illusionist who travelled under the stage name of Professor Anderton, and his son, Arthur, became an intrepid lion tamer known as Captain Rowland. Together they travelled a show presenting magic and animal acts.
Later they founded the firm of Anderton & Rowland which still presents fairs in the West Country today. One of the directors of the firm, Simon DeVey, has served as a trustee of the F.H.T.
His family’s collection includes his greatgrandfather’s living wagon, built before the Great War by Orton, Sons and Spooner for George DeVey Snr, who married Martha Haslam, Professor Anderton’s daughter in 1902. The address given on their marriage certificate is the house in Picton Street, Bristol, where Cary Grant later grew up.