Whiteleggs Funfairs Ltd
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Whiteleggs ERF Helston Motor Show 2006
In early 2002 I discovered (via Greg Peters) that the Whiteleggs name had come back into being as a brand name of a Mr V. Bartle who is related to the people who owned the Regal Cinema in Redruth when I used to live there.
To start with they had a few items of equipment including the ex-Shufflebottom Trabant ride.
Whiteleggs Funfairs Trabant Helston Flora 2002 (c) Mike Bartle 2002
The ride folded into one load with checkerplate floor.
Whiteleggs Funfairs Trabant Ride and transport 2002 (c) Mike Bartle 2002
This picture is of the ERF that was used by them for a small period of time, a truck that was then retired and replaced by one of David Rowland's son's lorrys.
Whitelegg Funfairs ERF at Falmouth Moor. Photo (c) Greg Peters 2002
The company worked throughout 2002 often touring with Phil and Anne Raymond.
The entire business sort of drifted a bit at the end of 2002, but restarted and grew to own a set of Dodgems that was almost permanently on Marizion Beach. Another set of Dodgems that they travelled, juvenile jets and the Trabant was sold onto a couple of Showmen spending longest with Cornish Funfairs, before reappearing in 2007 with the firm.
At the end of 2007 a grasscutter Twist was purchased.
Having built the firm up over several years the operation ceased in 2008 when Mike bartle and family members emigrated to Australia.