Tag: fairground

“No light at the end of the tunnel”: UK funfair future in doubt

Charles Cole UK Funfair future
Fifth generation showman Charles Cole has warned the Coronavirus pandemic could spell “the end of the British travelling fairground” as fairs around the country sit idle while outgoings continue to mount.

Abbott’s ‘New York New York’ picked for vlog prize

Abbott's New York ride Prize
Fairground vlogging site Paynefull Vlogs has awarded Abbott’s Amusements’ Super Bob ride ‘New York New York’ its Ride of the Year 2019.

Hatwell Brothers bring the beach to Oxford

Hatwell Brothers Notcutts Oxford
Hatwell Brothers Fairground Amusements has teamed up with Notcutts Garden Centre in Oxford to provide the local community with all the fun of a Great..

Neither fun, nor fair: Preston’s historic fairground loses city centre battle

Preston Fair
After months of trying to work with the council on a solution to keep Preston’s Whitsuntide Fair in the city centre, the Showmen’s Guild has expressed its frustration that the out-of-town Moor Park will host the historic event. 200-year-old tradition will end on Spring Bank Holiday after the Showmen’s Guild lost its nine month- long battle to keep Preston’s Whitsuntide...

Southampton attractions hoping for boost with ferris wheel coming to town

ferris wheel
A giant ferris wheel will be coming to Southampton next month and its prospects are exciting local businesses, according to ebullient reports in the local media.   Run by Eventive Funtime, the UK’s tallest mobile ferris wheel, at 115ft, will stay for six weeks in an attempt to bring increased tourism to the city. “We view anything that actively improves footfall and...

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