Cornish Funfairs Blog

THe History of 2012 in the west

A calendar of 2012 fairs

 

One of the old books on fairs has a large section on the West Country Circuit and has a calendar of (then) Rowland’s, Whiteleggs and Anderton &Rowland  showing where they went this year.

 

So I thought I’d recreate it.

 

I’ve done the first few months. Let me know what you think?

                                                                           
### Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
Jan             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                                                           
Feb     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29            
                  NEWTON ABBOT RACECOURSE             NEWTON ABBOT RACECOURSE             NEWTON ABBOT RACECOURSE                  
                            EXETER (EASTERN PLAYFIELDS)                  
                                     
                                     
Mar       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31      
              NEWTON ABBOT RACECOURSE                 REDRUTH      
              EXETER (EASTERN PLAYFIELDS)           EXETER (EASTERN PLAYFIELDS)                       BARNSTAPLE        
                            PAIGNTON (North Green)      
                                                                           
Apr             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30  
                            REDRUTH             REDRUTH             REDRUTH       PLYMPTON    
                                          FALMOUTH (RUGBY CLUB)     CAMBORNE    
                            PAIGNTON (North Green)             PAIGNTON (North Green)              
                                           
May   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31          
              PLYMPTON           PLYMPTON       Devon County Show                  
    PADSTOW       HELSTON                        
        PAIGNTON GREEN (BIKE FEST)   HELSTON         Devon County Show                  
                                                                           
Jun         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30      
                                     
                                     
                      PENZANCE                  
                                     

Red = A&R 1 section

Amber A&R 2 section

Blue = David Rowlands

Fairground Videos

Vintage Video from early 1990's on Sale on ebay


I have a number of VHS videos for sale of various fairs. Most of them appear on ebay, so go to ebay and search "Fairground Video".

None of them feature West Country firms, I'm afraid.


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No Liskeard Fair

No Liskeard Fair

This weekend gone (ending the 29th Sept) should have seen a unfair to accompany the St Mathews feast.

However,owing tothe way the dates have fallen, it was not possible for A&R to do it this year.

Rowlands June 2012

Rowlands 12-16th June - and the plan for the rest of the month.
Caught up with Shane Rowland this evening and Rowlands are open at St Ives from 12th to 16th. Surprisngly(as Berkshire and much ofthe South was flooded this morning), Shane tells me that the weather is lovely. From here, expect further activity in support of Mazey Day on the 23rd June in Penzance and then off to Newquay until the end of  June.

D.Rowlands and Sons Exeter 2012
D.Rowlands and Sons Exeter 2012


the photo shows David Rowlands fair at Pinhoe (Exter) photographed in March 2012. 

Royal Cornwall Show 2012

On this weekend to the 9th June 2012.

Usually a good selection of vintage amusements. unfortunately it has been very damp there on Friday and Thursday was a wash-out, but the forecast for Saturday is good. 

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Images of Drakleys rides ( one is Mr Traylens Chairs) from a few years back at Royal Cornwall Show