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A&R for the week to 10th June 2012

Following Devon County Show A&R have since been to Exmouth and then moved onto Torre Abbey Meadows (Torquay) opening 1st June for ten days.

After the first weekend at Torquay, Rowland DeVey has taken a collection of A&R amusements to Penzance for the Corpus Christi fair 7th to 10th June.

Simon Vincent attended tonight and confirmed that they will be open on the Recreation Ground with

- Large Convoy Ride, Terminator Miami, Arron Brett (ex Michael Devey) Twist, a Waltzer (not from A&R) , The fold-up Dodgems, The DeVey twist and Freak Out.


A previous pull-on at Penzance

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Late May - Early June 2012

Anderton & Rowlands do Devon County Show.

I believe that post -Helston- which appears to have had the only sunny day in three weeks - A&R headed back to Bodmin before residing at the Devon County Show (Westpoint Exeter) for 18-20 May.


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Early May 2012

Early May

Well, after the early season, there are now a few 'traditional' events to fit in and the calendar is a bit weird this year with a late bank holiday so, confirmed so far:

David Rowland and Sons:

  • Spent Easter in Par
  • Then went down to Falmouth, although I am not sure where.
  • 28th April they were in Camborne for Trevithick day.
  • 1st May some of their equipment was in Padstow for 'obby oss day before leaving for
  • Torrington for 4,5,6,7 May.
  • Then, some of their equipment will go to Helston (below)

Anderton and Rowland.

  • Not sure about this weekend,
  • A large part of A&R will be at BMAD Paignton Bike Festival on the 4th May
  • They are also planning to be in Helston for the bank holiday and Flora Day (8th May). This of course may see the two sections of the firm stay separate over that weekend or a lot of equipment moving around on Sunday 6th May.
  • They maybe staying the following weekend in Helston as well.
  • From there the current plan is to return to Redruth (I believe)

Note that it is NOT expected for there to be a Whitsun fair at Redruth. Instead it is expected that the TOrquay/Paignton sites will be hosting a large Jubilee event and that most A&R equipment will be there.


Easter 2012


Anderton and Rowland:

  • One section are at Redruth 31st March to 22nd April - this will be a Theme park event similar to last years Whitsun Fair. I guess this will mean that Redruth Whitsun will not happen this year. Thanks to Simon Vincent for this one.
  • The other section will be open at Paington (assume the same dates). Thanks to Guy Belshaw

David Rowland & Sons

  • Will be open at St Austell dates to be confirmed but assume to be 30th March - 14th April


Spring 2012

Welcome to 2012

Current Events

  • Barnstable - David Rowland's (15th -17th & 22-24th March)
  • Budleigh Saltertern - Anderton and Rowland (to 24th March)