George Kilvington: Fairground Photographs & Notes 1935-1947

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A belated tribute in recognition of the outstanding visual record of a previously unacknowledged side of social history which George Kilvington captured for posterity. George started taking photographs in 1935 in his home town of Huddersfield, at the prestigious Easter Fair. Although only 15 years old at the time, his photographs seem not to be just images of fairground equipment, but truly capture the atmosphere of the event.

The adult riding machines were the main target for his camera – Swirls, Mont Blancs, Arks, Dodgems, Gallopers, Steam Yachts, etc – although juvenile rides, stalls, shows and transport were not ignored. As well as his native Yorkshire (Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and other large towns in the Yorkshire Woollen District), holidays and visits to relatives meant that trips to Cornwall, Lincoln and Southport added variety to his collection.

Fully illustrated throughout.