Sunday, November 28, 2021

Tag: showman

Bobby Rawlins dies aged 92

Bobby Rawlins obituary
Showman Bobby Rawlins has died aged 92, with Mechanical Music Radio hosting a special memorial programme to honour the lifetime fairground organ enthusiast.

“We’re represented in every field”: Showman doctor profiled by BBC

Dr John Castle Showman profiled by BBC
Showman Dr John Castle has told the BBC how his upbringing in travelling fairs gave him the “industriousness” to pursue medicine, while calling out unfair stereotypes of the travelling community.

Oxford University place for Showman Milly Ayers

Showman Milly Ayers Oxford University place
Showman Milly Ayers has become the first student from a travelling family to win a place studying Classics at Oxford, hailing the prestigious place as “a win for the entire fairground community.”

Showmen win National Census recognition

Census Showpeople
Following a lengthy campaign by the SGGB, Showmen and Showwomen are to be included as ethnic identity options on the 2021 Census, marking a significant step forward for the Show community’s representation in official policy making.

Victory: Feltham showmen won’t be re-housed, says council

Feltham showmen,politics, showmen
It’s a happy conclusion for Feltham showmen fighting construction of new housing development by Hounslow Council - after legislators announced their homes were safe...for now. For over a year the showmen community in Feltham has been waging an uphill battle. The west London suburb has been home to showpeople since 1905 - after a group of families put down roots in...

Showman museum plans hindered by council

A man with strong family ties to the showman industry is attempting to open a museum to celebrate the history and traditions behind the culture. Mick White, based near Bassingthorpe in Lincolnshire, claimed it has been a lifelong dream to open a working museum, a project which at present is being hamstrung by business rates valuations. “My ambition is to open...